Back for another issue...
by Joel Sutton <[email protected]>
Another month has gone by and we've, somehow, managed to crank out
another issue of The FreeBSD 'zine. Although we haven't got as many
articles this month, I hope that you'll still enjoy what we've put
We're attempting to cover as many issues as possible, whilst still
remaining complimentary to the Daemon News.
If we've missed a topic that you'd like to read about, please be sure to
drop us line via our feedback form.
The biggest news recently is the Walnut Creek & BSDI merger. A lot
of people have asked me if this is going to be a bad thing for FreeBSD,
or if this means the end of FreeBSD.
First of all, I'd like to make it clear that this merger will not be
the end of FreeBSD. Keep in mind that all of FreeBSD is covered by either
the BSD license or the GNU Public license which gives everyone the
freedom to keep FreeBSD in its current state, as well as making it
into a commercial product. Licensing aside, I have every confidence
that the core team will continue to better FreeBSD in every way (as
they have been doing since day one).
Secondly, this merger is likely to open up a lot of code sharing
opportunities for both operating systems (much like what happened with
doscmd). I'm hoping that this new relationship will help overcome
problems like the ones holding back our Java Developers Kit
development, driver development and ports to other platforms (such as
Sparc and UltraSparc).
If you're interested in reading more on the topic of the merge,
check out this month's edition of Daemon News,
as well as the Daily Daemon News Attic.