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Considering NetBSD, the system is minimalist and has a good minimalist layer, then it does not need much developers.I wonder which BSD distribution has the largest contributor pool (outside of FreeBSD, which of course is largest)? Likely NetBSD has the smallest development group? Typically I run NetBSD when using an unusual architecture that doesn't have a working FreeBSD port, because (as was said) - the devs there quickly jump aboard new architecture-porting projects. Given what I've read about their small (official) development group - it seems they do a herculean job. However; I suspect they simply don't have the time/resources to cover all the bases so much as would happen in the FreeBSD camp. The installation is easy, and pkgsrc surprisingly versatile once you get the hang of it.
Have never seriously used OpenBSD, so can't compare it to anything.
It needs only a good Boot, with EFI or Legacy, regular boot, UFS or ZFS, a good TUI installer, and few good packages, such as : cp, mv, dd, sh... and a good compiler such as clang.
If the system is based on txz it is easy to install.
The basic default system, like the FreeBSD base + kernel, is the most important.
The more you have, the less ; - considering something else than the base.