from the comes-up-every-year dept.
"Andreas Schuldei wants to combine the security of OpenBSD with the manageability and useability of Debian. The OpenBSD project has undertaken a huge and tedious task of auditing the code of kernel code and certain popular server programs. Their approach is to have a small system where security goes ahead end user convenience in the cases these are in conflict. Debian is happy to welcome new software and this is not likely to change so the solution would be to propose a certain set of packages considered secure along with the OpenBSD kernel.
This should spark some interesting comments. It seems like there is always some move to try and create a more minimized, custom OpenBSD-based distribution. Personally, I like the integration of the current method. Having to maintain a bunch of inter-related package dependencies is one of the reasons I switched from Linux in the first place.