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October 6, 2011 by

Steve Jobs: an open source pioneer? You bet

Steve Jobs: an early open source pioneer? You bet. Mac OSX is based on Darwin, an open source OS made available by Apple in 2000 that incorporated code from NextStep, BSD and other free software projects, Wikipedia notes. Darwin still lives on in the form of PureDarwin and other derivatives.

November 9, 2009 by

OpenBSD 4.6: Photo gallery

If you want security coupled with flexibility and some good old-fashioned command line action in your UNIX of choice, look no further than OpenBSD.

July 17, 2008 by

Torvalds criticises the 'security circus'

Linux creator Linus Torvalds has labelled makers of the rival OpenBSD operating system a "bunch of masturbating monkeys" in a wider critique of what he said was self-centred behaviour in the IT security industry.

May 12, 2008 by

25-year-old BSD bug found and fixed

A Unix developer has discovered and fixed a filesystem bug in Berkeley Software Distribution, a widely used, open-source, Unix-like operating system, discovering in the process that the bug was at least 25 years old.

February 1, 2007 by

Mac Developer mulling OS X equivalent of ZERT

Landon Fuller, a former engineer in Apple's BSD Technology Group, believes there's a place for immediate, third-party patches when there's a legitimate threat of code execution attacks. Now, he's mulling a plan to expand the month-of-Apple-fixes initiative.

June 14, 2005 by

Nokia enters the BSD camp

Amid all the hoopla about Nokia tying up with Apple and open source, developing a version of the Safari browser for its Series 60 cell phones, what has not been mentioned is its impact on the continuing BSD vs. GPL debate.

June 13, 2005 by

NetBSD makes cash plea

Developers of the highly portable operating system have made a plea for users to donate "cold, hard cash" to the open source project.In an e-mail to NetBSD's community, spokesperson Thor Lancelot Simon said the money would be used to upgrade the hardware infrastructure facilitating development of the project, a Unix variant which aims to run on as many platforms as possible.

November 4, 2002 by

OS X in the enterprise

Until recently, no user or enterprise would give a second thought to Apple as a server vendor. Larry Seltzer thinks that with its BSD underpinnings, OS X Server earns credibility right out of the gate.

June 5, 2000 by

Commentary: Fatal flaw in BSD?

I've tried to be neutral whenever I've encountered any of the (not so) great debates between the GNU and BSD approaches to licensing. I've previously given positive attention to the OpenBSD and FreeBSD projects, and I thought (and still think) that the merger of the companies behind FreeBSD and BSDI was a pretty good idea.


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