FreeBSD Marks 30 Years of Open Source Success

FreeBSD, which was initially released in 1993, celebrates its 30th birthday with a look back at why the open source operating system has thrived for so long, says Deb Goodkin, Executive Director of the FreeBSD Foundation.

FreeBSD is rooted in the Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD) code base, which “introduced the socket networking interface, the first implementation of TCP/IP, file systems including VFS, FFS, and NFS, the mmap memory model, and more,” Goodkin says. “Most of BSD was made available as open source software with the 4.4BSD-Lite distribution, providing the basis for FreeBSD.”

Now, “as FreeBSD marks three decades of success, we can thank open source freedom, a strong culture, a shared leadership model, modern development practices, and robust code that continues to evolve,” Goodkin says.

Read more at InfoWorld.

See also:
Beginner’s Guide to FreeBSD
How to Update FreeBSD from Git
A Quick Guide to Printing on FreeBSD
A Quick and Easy Guide to Setting Up Audio on FreeBSD

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