On Sat, 13 Jul 2019, space aliens made Dave Horsfall write:
386BSD was released on this day in 1992, when William
and Lynne Jolitz
started the Open Source movement; well, that's what my notes say, and
Not really. Bill and Lynne kept very tight control over releases - the
word "open" didn't really apply to 386BSD, and there were many Open Source
projects well under way before 386BSD was even conceived.
Under Linux, the process was a lot more "open", even democratic. One of
the reasons I abandoned 386BSD early on and started working on Linux was
because I (as well as many others) were very frustrated at the complete
contol the Jolitz's exercised over 386BSD, and limited releases to one
every six months - much slower than was generally considered to be
acceptable for the long list of bugs and fixes in the pipeline.