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Linux vs FreeBSD, and other *NIXes

I can validate what you said - I have read that in several places.  I saw
it as a minor difference in stratgey, perhaps its greater than I gave it
credit for...


On Sat, 22 Jun 2002, David Kramer wrote:

> On Sat, 22 Jun 2002, James Hunter Heinlen wrote:
> > > I saw something I missed earlier - its in this thread somewhere....  It
> > > says that Linux has very little official oversight - although I have never
> > > contributed code to the kernel I have heard that is not the case.  I have
> > > heard the maintainer will readily not accept code that isn't up to par.
> > ...
> > > Did I miss something somewhere?
> > 
> > Perhaps.  Perhaps it is a matter of perspective.  By 'Official
> > Oversight', I assumed the author meant oversight by someone in
> > authority outside of the coding group, such as a non-technical
> > manager/boss, or some standards setting agency.  Perhaps it was
> > something particular to that environment, but when I was a technical
> > consultant in DuPont, official oversight meant outside influence, that
> > we would be judged by someone who was not one of us.  Since I was in
> > the Division of Commercial Explosives, this meant that the ATF, DoT,
> > DoE, DoI BoM, OSHA, MSHA, and on rare occasion, the DoD held that
> > role.
> It was I, BLU's official instigator and starter of flame wars, that said 
> it.  It's my understanding that, while people from all over 
> contribute to the source code of FreeBSD, there is a relatively small 
> group that writes most of it, and they go over what others submit much 
> more closely.
> Linux has some people, like Alan Cox, that fit this function, but there 
> seem to be lots and lots of "keepers of the code", each managing their own 
> part.  You occasionally hear of one codemaster disappering from the face 
> of the planet or becomming unreachable or unresponsive.  In fact, there 
> was a thread on the Red Hat mailing list last week.
> Again, I don't know these things to be fact.  I guess I should join a 
> FreeBSD mailing list.
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