NetBSDĀ® Program

NetBSD is the place where Theo de Raadt started before he went on to found the OpenBSD Porject. NetBSD was started as a version of the original BSD because they believed that there are many things that could be changed to benefit their customers. There were many who believed that developing in-house without any assistance was a wise choice, but the men who started this project were insistent that they would take input from their open source community. The people who submitted their changes were given the credit they deserved, and these four men worked quite hard on the clear coding they wanted to see and the portability that they believed was necessary across every kind of computer that could be used. They knew at the time that the world of computers would change, but they did not know how much it would change. The only way to respond was to make their program secure.

NetBSD was started as a version of the original BSD because they believed that there are many things that could be changed to benefit their customers.

Portability

The portability of the NetBSD Program became its hallmark as it has been used on a number of computing systems over the years. The men who started the company wanted to know that they could reach everything from someone’s homemade system to the mini-computers that were popular at the time. Each step they took to reach new customers was a way to reach the world at-large, and they continued to work on portability while they created coding that was easier to read. Someone who had questions about adapting to a new system would have been addressed at the time because the NetBSD team wanted to have as many different applications for their technology as possible. The portability gave way to many uses for their systems, and they eventually split over the direction of their company and their brand.

Building In Third Party Software

The portability of the platform was only the beginning of what they wanted to do. There were many new software applications coming out that could be used with a program such as this, and someone who had questions about how the third party software could be adapted to a new program could use the package sourcing additions that were made to the NetBSD platform. This is what made the programming useful to anyone who wanted to be even more adaptable to their own work in programming, and someone who wished to make changes to the platform could do so because it has been open source since the beginning.

Virtualization became a part of the NetBSD program because it allowed the company to expand their storage that much more for each customer. They moved quickly to offer the best storage to all their customers, and their work in virtualization made them cutting edge in that field.