I have been reading phoronix a while now and only decided to register in order to comment on this thread as bsd vs linux seems to be a magnet for people with nothing better to do than rant.
Please don't be disheartened at all, the whole point of open source is that a person can experiment to their hearts content. As someone who is about to release an open source project, I'm currently breaching myself for a lot of flak that people are going to send my way for what it is.
I've been using arch Linux a while now and bsd has always been a blip on my radar but could never bring myself to take the dive and experiment; with your distro to be,I think I will try it out so thank you for your efforts and soldier on.
P.s. Things are certainly different from the olden days, now everyone has to feel correct and in doing so correct other people if not in agreement.just remember there are a few billion people in the world,a handful who don't get off their own butt can't spoil it.
This hear is evidence that BSD people hate Linux. And we as Linux users and supporters must stand up against them and beat them back.
Teach them a lesson and confiscate their source code, remove the BSD license and put GPL on it and give the source code to the Linux foundation.
Also if the FSF principles make it to law (Which I hope they will) they should make sure that anyone who develops and/or uses BSD or follow their practices of licensing software under the BSD license should be put in jail. (I'm serious)
Basically, the project was to user a new package manager (pacman) and to use a new initsystem ( OpenRC ) and things have been going well.
This sounds very similar Alpine Linux. We use OpenRC and uClibc/busybox in userspace instead of GNU. Musl were not that mature when we started the project but we are interested in switching to musl. We considered pacman and pkgbuild but ended up making our own package manager, apk-tools. Also, like OpenBSD, we like hardening up things in kernel and therefore we use the Grsecurity patch.