DragonFly kernel List (threaded) for 2011-12
Re: DragonFly BSD Goals/Direction
On 12/03/2011 06:46 AM, Justin Sherrill wrote:
My goal - Define and differentiate the DragonFly project. NetBSD is
about portability, OpenBSD is about security, FreeBSD is about...
running on x86? I don't have as direct a description there. PC-BSD
is about providing a desktop. I'm oversimplifying it, but that's
necessary for giving people an immediate "why". I was reading an
article that said projects need to define their own narrative, and
tell that narrative to people outside the project so they understand
what's being done.
Bad idea. The BSD with more success is FreeBSD and they don't use a
"concrete description". If you ask to non-BSD users about NetBSD, they
think "of course it runs NetBSD" or "the OS for toasters". If you ask
about OpenBSD they think "the OS made by security fanatics, they are
difficult people". But both ideas are incorrect. NetBSD is a very nice
OS for other uses, like servers. OpenBSD have made a lot of work in
areas non-security related.
The "why" should be the section "features" and "goals" in the web, not
Just my opinion. Cheers.