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Philip Paeps
Day DebConf Day 3 (2010-08-03)
Room Davis Auditorium
Start time 15:00
Duration 01:00
ID 538
Event type lecture
Language en

Debian/kFreeBSD from the FreeBSD Point of View

What is this FreeBSD thing anyway?

This talk briefly introduces the history and the goals of the FreeBSD Project and its development model.

For most of the history of the FreeBSD Project, FreeBSD was "the" distribution. In recent years, a number of people have taken on the task of taking the FreeBSD operating system, or in the case of Debian only the kernel, and making it part of a different project. The FreeBSD Project encourages these endeavors and is pleased to see exposure to new environments.

Debian/kFreeBSD is unique in the FreeBSD distribution "ecosystem" in that it takes only the kernel and replaces the entire userspace, this poses some interesting new problems that we have not seen in the past but also brings new opportunities.