On Mon, Jun 12, 2006 at 10:23:06AM -0400, Dale Rahn wrote: > On Sun, Jun 11, 2006 at 10:18:55PM -0700, Ted Unangst wrote: > > On 6/11/06, Nikolas Britton <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > > > > >* IIRC NetBSD was a fork of FreeBSD > > > > that's an interesting theory when you consider that the first netbsd > > release came out 8 months before the first freebsd release. > > > > However, NetBSD was a fork of 386BSD0.1+patchkit, where the group > developing the patchkit became FreeBSD.
ITYM "some of" the group; I don't know where things would end up by total lines of code contributed, but I'd say NetBSD, FreeBSD and OpenBSD might well end up about even. If you really want to pick nits, I could point out that the patchkit maintainers received a pre-release snapshot of NetBSD 0.8 well before the FreeBSD release, portions of which were incorporated into FreeBSD without proper credit; so it would be wholly reasonable to call FreeBSD a "fork" of NetBSD 0.8. Does it really matter? This whole discussion seems like a deliberate effort to dredge up old rivalries and create bad feeling. It is all ancient, ancient history now. Thor _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"