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OpenBSD 3.6 Song Released

timothy posted about 10 years ago | from the in-the-top-10-of-obsd-songs dept.

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Puff writes "The song for the upcoming release of OpenBSD 3.6 is now official. Available as mp3 and ogg."

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Song? (1, Troll)

Twintop (579924) | about 10 years ago | (#10379211)

I must've missed the memo about projects having a theme song. I'm both repulsed and intrigued by this story, both the content and the fact that it is deemed news-worthy enough to make it onto Slashdot.

Re:Song? (4, Informative)

MerlynEmrys67 (583469) | about 10 years ago | (#10379324)

Wow - where have you been. OpenBSD has been shipping a "release song" for as long as I can remember... Many of them are funny, most of them cover rather serious topics - none of them are works of art that should ever be played in public.

Re:Song? (1)

Twintop (579924) | about 10 years ago | (#10379355)

This is where the "Did I miss the memo?" part comes in. :) I guess I haven't been paying attention to it. /Was ignorant to it, isn't anymore.

Re:Song? (1)

Txiasaeia (581598) | about 10 years ago | (#10380375)

Never heard of this either. Mind you, Windows has had its own release songs - that's the song that first plays when you launch Media player. Kinda like Winamp's launch song that they've been using for the last couple of years, though I'd call it more like rap than anything else.

"Well, now, Winamp's here and you gotta *stop* It really kicks the llama's.... HMMMMMM, ass?" (Beastie Boys on the brain tonight)

Re:Song? (1)

Twintop (579924) | about 10 years ago | (#10380485)

Gotcha. I understand more now what the story and article means about the theme song to the release. I still don't think my comment should be sitting at -1 Flaimbait (I'll probably get modded to flaimbait for saying it in a reply under my original post, too), but my original comment didn't come out with the tone and inflection it was supposted to of. I have karma to burn though, I guess. :-P

Re:Song? (1)

Txiasaeia (581598) | about 10 years ago | (#10380496)

"I have karma to burn though, I guess. :-P"

Don't we all? I've been burning it all night [slashdot.org] ;)

Re:Song? (1)

Dahan (130247) | about 10 years ago | (#10381096)

The difference is that the Windows songs actually sound good. *plays %windir%\system32\oobe\images\title.wma*

Re:Song? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10383569)

If I remember correctly, 3.0 was the first to ship a "release" song.

Re:Song? (3, Interesting)

node 3 (115640) | about 10 years ago | (#10379497)

I don't understand your surprise. Some software companies even have their own music videos [ntk.net] .

On a more serious note, I somewhat repulsed that a person would find a project release song repuslive. The repulsion is what I'd expect from the PHB sort. To me, having a song illustrates wonderfully the difference between Free Software/OSS communities and the corporate world. In the one world, creativity is stifled because creativity is often inefficient and non-productive, while in the other, creativity (the human spirit) is the entire purpose.

Even worse, when the corporate world does take on theme songs, they are geared towards mind-control. Take, for example, this old IBM company song:

IBM, Happy men, smiling all the way.

Oh what fun it is to sell our products night and day.
IBM, Watson men, partners of T.J.
In his service to mankind-that's why we are so gay.


(yes, sung to "Jingle Bells")

There are, of course, counter-examples on both sides, but the tendencies are clear.

That's IBM? (0)

phorm (591458) | about 10 years ago | (#10398162)

Given the last verse to that, I would have thought that the song would be better suited to apple.

*ducks* cmon fellas... it was a joke

OT: Useless links (1)

andfarm (534655) | about 10 years ago | (#10379268)

We've all noticed the "extra" links below the stories by now. But take a closer look:

Online Books
Dev Tools DevChannel
Online Operating System Books
Online Security Books
Compare the best prices on: Software/Utilities

(well, fair enough)

The song
OpenBSD 3.6
mp3
ogg

(links from the story)

Security whitepapers
Best deals: Security
More Security stories

(blah, blah, blah)

It's funny. Laugh. whitepapers
Best deals: It's funny. Laugh.
More It's funny. Laugh. stories

(WTF?!!)

(And "It's funny. Laugh. whitepapers" don't even include anything funny.)

Operating Systems whitepapers
Best deals: Operating Systems
More Operating Systems stories

(Why, yes, I have an operating system here, for sale cheap...)

BSD whitepapers
Best deals: BSD
More BSD stories

(Best deals on BSD?!)

Someone needs to improve the logic on this.

Re:OT: Useless links (1)

Vaevictis666 (680137) | about 10 years ago | (#10379428)

It's just brute forcing it.

A few links in general, a few links from the story, and then a trio of links (whitepapers, best delas, more stories) for each of the story icons - in this case it's Security, Laugh It's Funny, Operating Systems, and BSD.

Its a trick, its COUNTRY! (1)

BrookHarty (9119) | about 10 years ago | (#10379274)

Ummm, Country? Bad enough, Classic Country?!

I'm sure some cowboy will mod me down. ;)

Re:Its a trick, its COUNTRY! (2, Insightful)

ak3ldama (554026) | about 10 years ago | (#10379340)

haha, yea, but it's actually a pretty damn good tune, with good lyrics, in the true style of classic country ... very much unlike country (current country that is, which is more like pop)

Re:Its a trick, its COUNTRY! (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | about 10 years ago | (#10420879)

Country is trying to branch out and find a way to appeal to younger listeners before all the current fans die in motorcycle or four-wheelin' accidents. Just the other day I heard a woman singing country rap on the radio, it was hip-hop crossed with country, using country instruments with a hip-hop rhythm. That must give people absolute fits. Of course, the chick couldn't rap, and it sounded awful, which I'm sure will vindicate good-ol'-boys across the nation.

My girlfriend adores country music so every time I get in the car with her I have to change the station. I can handle old school country and cowboy songs, but I cannot stomach country which sounds like rap, pop, or rock. The vast majority of country sung by women now sounds like pop - the vast majority of country sung by men now sounds like rock. At least, that's what the payola dictates.

Re:Its a trick, its COUNTRY! (1)

rudolfel (700883) | about 10 years ago | (#10448921)

It's called
"Only one remote hole in the default install, in more than 8 years!"

LOL

Re:Its a trick, its COUNTRY! (5, Funny)

T-Ranger (10520) | about 10 years ago | (#10379451)

My name is su(1). How do you do?
Now you're gonna die.

Re:Its a trick, its COUNTRY! (1)

808140 (808140) | about 10 years ago | (#10509873)

You know, I remember reading that the lyrics to that song were written by none other than Shel Silverstein. Don't have a reference though.

Still, it's one of my favorite Johnny Cash songs. New country is for bitches. Old country is where it's at.

Re:Its a trick, its COUNTRY! (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10380367)

We now return you to your regularly scheduled beeps and blips and negroid grunting.

Re:Its a trick, its COUNTRY! (2, Funny)

nacturation (646836) | about 10 years ago | (#10381226)

For a second there, I thought OpenBSD released a new product called CanyoneroBSD [mac.com] !

Re:Its a trick, its COUNTRY! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10383426)

I'm sure some cowboy will mod me down.

In that case, you're screwed. Cowboy Neal has unlimited moderation :)

MP3 and OGG? (3, Funny)

NanoGator (522640) | about 10 years ago | (#10379277)

Huh. I kind of expected it to be provided in sheetmusic format.

Re:MP3 and OGG? (1)

wan-fu (746576) | about 10 years ago | (#10379315)

Hrm... that would actually make sense. They should release the song in sheet music. BSD license of course ;) Then I could go ahead and give it a hip-hop beat so that it plays nice with my riced up Gentoo box.

Re:MP3 and OGG? (3, Funny)

Drishmung (458368) | about 10 years ago | (#10380203)

Actually, sheet music format seems more appropriate to Gentoo than OpenBSD.

Re:MP3 and OGG? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10492074)

sheet music that includes the band and all you have to do is flail your arms around and the band plays

Man that's piss funny. (4, Funny)

QuantumG (50515) | about 10 years ago | (#10379350)

Gotta love the way the Theo fish just goes nuts at the end and starts yelling at everyone. Someone needs to make a blowfish cartoon where other fish get into morally dubious situations and the Theo fish just comes in and tells em they're all idiots and if they don't contribute to his project then this'll be the last release.

Re:Man that's piss funny. (1)

ArbitraryConstant (763964) | about 10 years ago | (#10380319)

I can't tell if you think it's a bad thing, but it sounds pretty accurate.

Buh? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10379404)

Having just read the 3.5 "song" (a straight rip of the eric the half a bee sketch), I've noticed (all over the frigging web, no less) that everyone thinks the line is "Why should I be tied with the epithet loony", when in fact it is "tarred". Is this some kind of blind spot in US understanding of British accents? What the hell?

We now return you to your regularly scheduled boring-ass story.

If every OS had a song... (3, Funny)

numbware (691928) | about 10 years ago | (#10380015)

... the Windows song would just be the windows error "ding" sound over and over again for about 10 minutes.

ps; the BSD song is something different. not good. not bad. just different

Re:If every OS had a song... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10401363)

Lying sack of crap. First, the Windows song would be the ding over and over with a secret background mind control track. Come on, conspiracy 101. Second, the OpenBSD is our lord and master. Praise to OpenBSD!

That was a damn good job! (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10380459)

I rather enjoyed that song. I even played it for my wife. Of course, she didn't see the humor in it but I sure did. ;)

Diamond Dawes got his hide tanned! Serves ya'll right fer changin' that dang license. Yeee Haww!

Living in the past... (-1, Troll)

Dahan (130247) | about 10 years ago | (#10381234)

OpenBSD was the first operating system to integrate a packet filter, and it was the ipf codebase from Darren Reed that we chose. But a few years later he told us that we were not free to make changes to the code. So we deleted ipf, and our new packet filter far exceeds the capabilities of the one he wrote. -- Lyrics page [openbsd.org]

They removed ipf over 3 years ago, and they're still raving about it? Damn, Theo, stop living in the past and give it a rest already. They also conveniently ignore the fact that ipf did not undergo any sort of "Free-to-Non-Free transition" as they claim. The ipf license terms that OpenBSD had an issue with were the same terms it had when they integrated it [openbsd.org] : "Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted provided that this notice is preserved and due credit is given to the original author and the contributors."

Re:Living in the past... (4, Informative)

Homology (639438) | about 10 years ago | (#10381350)

The ipf code with the new license did not enter the OpenBSD cvs repository, so your link to the cvs repository shows the old license. Darren Reed later changed his license again, but then it was too late : OpenBSD had it's new packet filter pf (as op OpenbSD 3.0).

The author of ipf (Darren Reed) is regularly on the openbsd mailing lists, and quite often it's just gripe. This whole issue has become quite personal, jugding from the posts.

Re:Living in the past... (0, Troll)

Dahan (130247) | about 10 years ago | (#10381402)

But the "new" license didn't change any of the terms. The only change in the "new" license was the addition of this sentence: "Yes, this means that derivitive [sic] or modified works are not permitted without the author's prior consent."

I linked to the original license they imported (note that it's revision 1.1), which they had for 5 years before deciding it was unacceptable. It stated that "Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted provided that this notice is preserved and due credit is given to the original author and the contributors." I see nothing in that that implies that derivative or modified works were permitted. As Darren tried to tell them (apparently without success), the change was a clarification, not a change to the actual terms.

Re:Living in the past... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10382457)

And this clarification was the issue. The OpenBSD project read the original license the way I am sure most people would; BSD-like with changes and redistribution permitted, preserve copyrights, don't hold the author accountable, etc.

This clarification by Reed was absolutely intolerable because it prohibited bug fixes without his approval.

If this clarification had been in there from the beginning, I doubt the OpenBSD project would ever have used IPF.

Re:Living in the past... (1)

Dahan (130247) | about 10 years ago | (#10391925)

The OpenBSD project read the original license the way I am sure most people would

In that case they, and "most people", need to practice their reading comprehension. The text of the license, which I am posting here for the third time, since nobody seems to actually want to read it, states: "Redistribution and use in source and binary forms are permitted provided that this notice is preserved and due credit is given to the original author and the contributors."

Please show me where it says that changes are permitted. Thanks.

Re:Living in the past... (1)

iamsure (66666) | about 10 years ago | (#10405388)

"Please show me where it says that changes are permitted.".

No need - Darren clarified that changes WERENT permitted - after having his code accepted AND MODIFIED multiple times by multiple BSD developers.

It was only when he disagreed with a change the OpenBSD team made that he "clarified" his license.

Context matters - while the license did not specify that changes WERE or WERE NOT allowed, HE DID ALLOW THEM TO OCCUR - and only when he didnt get his way, did he "clarify" his position.

Not that it matters one whit - the OpenBSD team took the "clarification" at face value, removed the non-BSD licensed code (based on his clarification), and wrote their own.

The fact that their own is vastly superior, more secure, and better written, well, thats just icing on the cake.

Re:Living in the past... (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | about 10 years ago | (#10501863)

No need - Darren clarified that changes WERENT permitted - after having his code accepted AND MODIFIED multiple times by multiple BSD developers.
The words "stable", "door" and "bolted" spring to mind.

Re:Living in the past... (1)

Hognoxious (631665) | about 10 years ago | (#10501855)

Please show me where it says that changes are permitted. Thanks.
They explicitly permit redistribition in source form, and the main purpose of having the source is to be able to change it. Secondly, why use the phrase "original author". If it cannot be modified, the "original" is redundant as there is one author, period. Ergo, it implies that there could be a subsequent or other secondary author.

So, please show where it says they aren't. Thanks.

Re:Living in the past... (3, Interesting)

tedu (647286) | about 10 years ago | (#10390616)

exactly. the license was thought to be acceptable. then darren said, "no, actually you can't modify ipf." so, oh shit, rip it out. it doesn't matter whether it changed or not. unacceptable is unacceptable. you don't go "oh, we were breaking the license yesterday, so who cares? we'll just continue on the same way." you fix the problem.

Re:Living in the past... (1)

Dahan (130247) | about 10 years ago | (#10391919)

it doesn't matter whether it changed or not. unacceptable is unacceptable.

That's fine that they removed ipf. pf is a nice replacement and all. My point is that OpenBSD claims that the license did change, when it clearly did not.

Re:Living in the past... (1)

tedu (647286) | about 10 years ago | (#10402332)

if you want to get particular, the whole ruckus started because it did change. darren released a beta of ipf with a larger "may not modify" clause. then clarified that the meaning didn't change (though the wording certainly did). i don't think a release ever came out with the new wording, only a few betas.

Re:Living in the past... (1)

Dahan (130247) | about 10 years ago | (#10426156)

No, you are confused (as apparently many people are/were). The beta had a special license that said, "Redistribution is not permitted." The license on the release version never allowed modification, but did allow redistribution. If the license doesn't say that you may modify the code, you may not modify the code. I don't know why people think that if it doesn't say that modifications are allowed, that means they are allowed.

Email from Darren to the ipfilter list [theaimsgroup.com]

Re:Living in the past... (3, Funny)

QuantumG (50515) | about 10 years ago | (#10381756)

That's cause Darren Reed is an idiot and Theo don't tolerate idiots.

Darren Reed and the OpenBSD song (2, Interesting)

Nonesuch (90847) | about 10 years ago | (#10389042)

The author of ipf (Darren Reed) is regularly on the openbsd mailing lists, and quite often it's just gripe. This whole issue has become quite personal, jugding from the posts.
Yeah, what's up with that? His contributions vary from sardonic to the merely sarcastic. Darren is clearly a bright guy, his criticism could be constructive if he wanted.

Back on topic, this post [sigmasoft.com] by Darren is particularly amusing:

To: deraadt@cvs.openbsd.org (Theo de Raadt)
Subject: Re: OpenBSD 3.6
From: Darren Reed <avalon@caligula.anu.edu.au>
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 12:14:38 +1000 (Australia/ACT)
Cc: misc@openbsd.org

Hey wow, I just got told that I get a mention in the lyrics :)
Thanks :)

That's almost enough to tempt me into buying my 1st ever CD :)

Not everyone gets immortalised (for better or worse) into song
so thanks :)

SMP (1)

raffe (28595) | about 10 years ago | (#10381352)

Anybody tested the smp stuff? Working good? Perfomance experience?

Re:SMP (3, Informative)

jdew (644405) | about 10 years ago | (#10382329)

Works one newer chipsets. It dosen't work on my Compaq with a BX chipset. Get some weird error about MP: specification not found.

However, on the newer machines, it zips along. Don't expect HT chips to show up as two cpus though.

From the hackathon, they were saying that a quad opteron was compiling the Open kernel in under a minute.

Re:SMP (2, Informative)

Nonesuch (90847) | about 10 years ago | (#10388447)

SMP is functional and stable on a Dell 1750 server.

Although it's just one of many [openbsd.org] changes, it receives an inordinate amount of attention.

I'm tempted to make my next machine a dual-processor AMD64 system just to play with all of the new features in 3.6

Re:SMP (1)

drinkypoo (153816) | about 10 years ago | (#10420893)

Inordinate? SMP is the single feature that I've heard people wishing for most in obsd. Given that there is an upper limit on the speed of a uniprocessor system, I'd say it's an absolute necessity. If you want a single machine to handle high-speed routing and VPN connections without using VPN accelerator cards, you will need SMP.

Fucking Fags (1, Funny)

repruhsent (672799) | about 10 years ago | (#10382276)

This is totally, completely and unfathomably gay. You know, I hope the trolls are right - with bullshit like this going on, I hope BSD really IS dying.

Apache (0)

HungSquirrel (790165) | about 10 years ago | (#10382311)

On the lyrics page, the OpenBSD crew dedicates the song to developers who went from free to not-so-free, then bids them farewell. One such project is Apache.

But OpenBSD.org uses it to serve pages.

Re:Apache (1, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10383190)

Yeah, they use the version BEFORE the code was transferred over to the new licence. Apache is still included with OpenBSD, but not any code since the licence "update".

Re:Apache (3, Informative)

gebner (696029) | about 10 years ago | (#10383344)

But OpenBSD.org uses it to serve pages.
AFAIK, only the Apache Licence 2.0 is non-free. That might be why openbsd.org is still using 1.3.27:
$ telnet www.openbsd.org 80
Trying 129.128.5.191...
Connected to www.openbsd.org.
Escape character is '^]'.
HEAD / HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 14:44:57 GMT
Server: Apache/1.3.27 (Unix) PHP/4.3.1 mod_perl/1.27
Last-Modified: Wed, 22 Sep 2004 19:15:04 GMT
ETag: "91089-1d67-4151cf38"
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Content-Length: 7527
Connection: close
Content-Type: text/html

Connection closed by foreign host.

Re:Apache (1)

DashEvil (645963) | about 10 years ago | (#10385418)

You are incorrect. They changed the license as of Apache 1.3.31 as well.

Besides, incase you missed teh memo, OpenBSD.org isn't even hosted on a OpenBSD box; it's hosted by a NetBSD based service.

I do not believe Theo has too much control over what web server serves his pages.

Re:Apache (2, Informative)

Triumph The Insult C (586706) | about 10 years ago | (#10386741)

s/NetBSD/Solaris/

Re:Apache (1, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10390320)

No. You are incorrect - OpenBSD ships a patched version of the last Apache with the sane license. A moment's checking with CVSweb or Google would have told you this.

Re:Apache (1)

DashEvil (645963) | about 10 years ago | (#10392040)

Did you even read the post that I was responding to? He said the license change was only in apache2. I said he was wrong, that it's in apache1 as well.

Although I do appreciate how you told me I was incorrect and then proceeded to say something (supposedly correcting me) that I never disputed in my original post.

Re:Apache (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10499834)

runs on Solaris because its hosted at a SunSITE at the University of Alberta, Canada

Re:Apache (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10390834)

There is nothing non-free about the new Apache license - it's OSI approved, just not compatible with the GPL. They've just added some text to protect users from patent owners sneaking in patented code. Theo is just being a kook.

This doesn't rhyme very well: (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10382342)

It is official -- Netcraft confirms: *BSD is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered *BSD community when IDC confirmed that *BSD market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last [samag.com] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be a Kreskin [amazingkreskin.com] to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time FreeBSD developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: FreeBSD is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

Fact: *BSD is dying

OpenBSD is dying (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about 10 years ago | (#10392104)

It is now official. Netcraft confirms: *BSD is dying

One more crippling bombshell hit the already beleaguered *BSD community when IDC confirmed that *BSD market share has dropped yet again, now down to less than a fraction of 1 percent of all servers. Coming on the heels of a recent Netcraft survey which plainly states that *BSD has lost more market share, this news serves to reinforce what we've known all along. *BSD is collapsing in complete disarray, as fittingly exemplified by failing dead last [samag.com] in the recent Sys Admin comprehensive networking test.

You don't need to be the Amazing Kreskin [amazingkreskin.com] to predict *BSD's future. The hand writing is on the wall: *BSD faces a bleak future. In fact there won't be any future at all for *BSD because *BSD is dying. Things are looking very bad for *BSD. As many of us are already aware, *BSD continues to lose market share. Red ink flows like a river of blood.

FreeBSD is the most endangered of them all, having lost 93% of its core developers. The sudden and unpleasant departures of long time FreeBSD developers Jordan Hubbard and Mike Smith only serve to underscore the point more clearly. There can no longer be any doubt: FreeBSD is dying.

Let's keep to the facts and look at the numbers.

OpenBSD leader Theo states that there are 7000 users of OpenBSD. How many users of NetBSD are there? Let's see. The number of OpenBSD versus NetBSD posts on Usenet is roughly in ratio of 5 to 1. Therefore there are about 7000/5 = 1400 NetBSD users. BSD/OS posts on Usenet are about half of the volume of NetBSD posts. Therefore there are about 700 users of BSD/OS. A recent article put FreeBSD at about 80 percent of the *BSD market. Therefore there are (7000+1400+700)*4 = 36400 FreeBSD users. This is consistent with the number of FreeBSD Usenet posts.

Due to the troubles of Walnut Creek, abysmal sales and so on, FreeBSD went out of business and was taken over by BSDI who sell another troubled OS. Now BSDI is also dead, its corpse turned over to yet another charnel house.

All major surveys show that *BSD has steadily declined in market share. *BSD is very sick and its long term survival prospects are very dim. If *BSD is to survive at all it will be among OS dilettante dabblers. *BSD continues to decay. Nothing short of a miracle could save it at this point in time. For all practical purposes, *BSD is dead.

Fact: OpenBSD is dying

Great news! (3, Informative)

ivoras (455934) | about 10 years ago | (#10393309)

From the "What's new" list:

  • SMP support on OpenBSD/i386 and OpenBSD/amd64 platforms.
  • tcpdrop(8), a command to drop TCP connections.
  • A generic IEEE 802.11 framework has been added.
  • Improved support for USB 2.0 (ehci(4)) controllers.
  • ... and more.
See http://www.openbsd.org/36.html [openbsd.org]

on a related note... (1)

berkleyidiot (762486) | about 10 years ago | (#10398319)

In response to the overwhelming popularity of release theme songs, Microsoft recently announced the Longhorn release theme song [fallenjedi.com] .
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