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Re: DragonFly BSD Goals/Direction

From: Juan Francisco Cantero Hurtado <iam@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2011 21:54:04 +0100

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 the description.

Just my opinion. Cheers.

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