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Open BSD is a free and open-source Unix-like computer operating system descended from Berkeley Software Distribution (BSD), a Research Unix derivative developed at the University of California, Berkeley.
In late 1995, Theo de Raadt forked it from Net BSD.
De Raadt's decision allowed "users to take a more active role", and signaled the project's belief in open and public access to source code.
Since Open BSD is based in Canada, no United States export restrictions on cryptography apply, allowing the distribution to make full use of modern algorithms for encryption.
The standard Open BSD kernel, as maintained by the project, is strongly recommended for end users; this is as opposed to kernels customized by the user.
Packages outside the base system are maintained by CVS through a ports tree and are the responsibility of the individual maintainers, known as porters.
when they break." To this end, the Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) license is preferred for new code, but the MIT and BSD licenses are also accepted.The widely used GNU General Public License is considered overly restrictive compared to these.Code in more than a hundred files throughout the system was found to be unlicensed, ambiguously licensed or in use against the terms of the license.Its developers frequently audit the source tree for software bugs and security holes.
De Raadt coordinates the project from his home in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Since then, the project has followed a schedule of a release every six months, each of which is supported for one year.As well as keeping the current branch up to date, porters are expected to apply appropriate bug-fixes and maintenance fixes to branches of their package for Open BSD's supported releases.