Bsd updating kernel
I'm a long time Linux user and have found myself curious about BSD as of late and had a question I haven't seen brought up before.
Regarding the kernel, is there a central kernel team that all the derivative projects like Open BSD, Free BSD, Dragonfly, etc.
This is from 2017 about attack surface and response to vulnerabilities among the BSDs: https://youtu.be/r Rg2vuw F1h Y that might illustrate some differences.
Meanwhile, Debian, Arch, Fedora, etc can usually boot any of the contemporary Linux kernel builds.
No one has forked the Linux kernel for anything other than pointless Code of Conduct protests.
But if I were to boil it down to one sentence, I'd say this: In Linux each distro is responsible for everything but the kernel while each BSD is responsible for everything, period, subject to that implementation goal.
Before diving directly into Free BSD vs Linux, let’s discuss what they refer to, in general.