Debian GNU/kFreeBSD thoughts?

Blake Barnett shadoi at nanovoid.com
Mon Sep 11 15:11:05 MDT 2006


On Sep 11, 2006, at 2:07 PM, Lonnie Olson wrote:

> A coworker of mine (Debian bigot) just showed me this strange project
> coming from Debian[1].
>
> Essentially it is a Debian distro using the FreeBSD kernel instead of
> Linux.  This confused the heck out of me.  I thought that was the
> silliest thing to do.  I mean what's next?  A Hurd kernel, BSD  
> userland,
> Gnu C library, with a Debian package set???  This goes way beyond the
> "because I can" reasoning.
>

This is really an old idea.  One that RMS has been harping on since  
Linux became the least bit popular.  Linux is just a kernel.  In fact  
a project to run Debian on GNU/Hurd has been in the works for a LONG  
time.

-Blake




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