NetBSDNetBSD operating system developers are celebrating the twentieth anniversary since the foundation of the project.

Exactly 20 years ago, Chris Demetriou made the first commit, which marked the establishment of the project repository and branches from the code base 386BSD 0.1. The first release came a few weeks later – on April 19.

Among the reasons for the creation of the new OS mentioned divergence of views with developers 386BSD, as expressed in the desire to move to a more open development model, to unite in a working product accumulated in the community and to integrate external patches in individual developing a collection of network applications.

Name NetBSD offered Theo de Raadt, co-founder of the project, which in two years has created his own branch – OpenBSD, which first primary emphasis on safety. Subsequently NetBSD project objectives focused on providing high stability and portability. NetBSD is a record for the number of supported hardware platforms: the latest release is officially available in assemblies for the 57 system architectures and 16 different families of CPU.