is a fork of the UNIX-like BSD operating system
3.0, begun in July 2002. The project's
objective to produce a free and fully secure, complete system, but
with a small footprint. The first phase of its development stopped
in 2002. The project was later resumed by a new group of
developers, which stopped development again in 2003.
The first MicroBSD project
The original development of MicroBSD produced conflicts with the
developers of OpenBSD, especially regarding copyright statements
and attribution, and how the fork
was handled. For example, an e-mail message sent to the installer
after a successful installation, claimed to come from "Theo de Raadt
, founder of the MicroBSD
project", although Theo de Raadt is the founder of the OpenBSD
project; evidently a simple search and replace was made, leading to
such false attributions. Similarly the documentation claimed that
the MicroBSD project members were the developers of OpenSSH
, also developed by the OpenBSD project.
These were violations of the BSD License
under which OpenBSD is released.
The old MicroBSD project (hosted at microbsd.com) does not exist
anymore, but code from it has been incorporated into the MirOS BSD
project. The last release of the old
MicroBSD project was version 0.6 in October 2002.
The renewed MicroBSD project
The new MicroBSD project set its goal as trying to continue what
the original MicroBSD project began. A new edition of version 0.6 –
with cleaned up source code and corrected copyright statements –
was released in October 2003. A beta 0.7 version was being derived
from OpenBSD 3.4, but the project stalled and all development
ceased that November.
was under development by individuals from Bulgaria and was
intent on a focus toward security, development of a user interface,
easy management and configuration, and the addition of