GhostBSD is switching the base system from FreeBSD to TrueOS

Recently, a hot discussion was going on GhostBSD forums regarding the base project. Currently, the distribution is based on FreeBSD and the discussions were on the topic whether to migrate to TrueOS base or not. The team has concluded these discussions with the decision to create future releases of GhostBSD with the TrueOS base. The team is yet to decide whether to continue FreeBSD based releases or not.
The team has decided to migrate to TrueOS base considering following facts.
For some time we have discussed problems that GhostBSD is facing in the long run. Some of our community have asked for improvements including a better rc such as OpenRC. We all have thought of OpenRC, but for a small team, it is a hard thing to do on our own as a project. After a lot of discussions, we decided to join TrueOS effort. Since then it is now making more sense as both of the main developers of GhostBSD work for iXsystems.

TrueOS is becoming more mature as an appliance building platform making it appealing for the goal of creating reproducible builds of GhostBSD. Security-enhancing features such as LibreSSL integration and improved service management with OpenRC are just a few examples of some the improvements the switch will bring.
For details, see original announcement published in GhostBSD blogs

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