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Date:      Mon, 18 Jul 2011 18:21:06 -0500
From:      Gary Gatten <Ggatten@waddell.com>
To:        "'freebsd-questions@freebsd.org'" <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   RE: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
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This may get me flamed (probably will) but I'm wondering what the relations=
hip is between FreeBSD and PC-BSD?  PERHAPS if they were to somehow join fo=
rces, share development load, etc. and "unify" the FreeBSD offerings under =
one roof; ie: PC-BSD and SERVER-BSD.

I believe several flavors of Linux have successfully done this.  Perhaps fo=
r licensing reasons more than technical, but nonetheless there were two off=
erings each focused on either a desktop or server deployment strategy.

Just a thought.  I'm not married to any particular OS - it's a tool and I u=
se what suites my needs best.  I enjoy FreeBSD and like what it stands for =
- I would like to see it grow; both technically and in popularity.

Now, if only FreeBSD could find a mascot that didn't offend me so much...


G

PS: yes, I'm being sarcastic about being offended; referring to threads tha=
t pop up on occasion re "Beastie"





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