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Old 12th July 2014
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I agree with Oko on the quality of NetBSD pkgsrc. In days gone by it tended to work on more platforms. Lately, Linux has taken the drivers seat and most of the software now utilizes Linux api's like pulseaudio, systemd, hal, udev, network manager .........
It took a heroic effort to port Gnome3 to OpenBSD and the developers actually have a business supporting Gnome3. KDE4 in FreeBSD was largely due to PC-BSD who are trying to capitalize on that desktop.

If you want to get involved all the BSD's can use the extra help, but NetBSD has lofty goals. In contrast, OpenBSD has more modest goals and actually just reached one, a rewrite of OpenSSL.
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