As you know, there is an article and a thread discussing about Apache getting removed from the base system OpenBSD. Although much of the thread has been dominated by fanatic Linux hating BSD fanboys, some of the comments made have been particularly interesting and important in terms of what is actually going on. Some of the comments are:
Originally Posted by mark45
BSDs are irrelevant, it becomes ever more often that if an app doesn't compile/run on a Unix OS which is neither Linux or Mac/iOS - take a hike. I never cared if my app runs on any BSD, even my Java apps.
Originally Posted by Pawlerson
You have to live with that. It doesn't matter if openbsd or some other bsd chooses to drop something, because it won't affect market share at all.
These comments reflect real life. Unfortunate, they have been met with a barrage of foul-mouth trolling from BSD fanatics like Sergio, Cthulhux and Vim_User.
In response, I'll like to post a link to an article that proofs mark45 and Pawlerson's statement.
As you can see, OpenBSD and BSD overall is dead even on the server side. Many softer but still brainless BSD fanboys claim that Linux is better on Desktop while BSD is better on servers.
I am no fan of BSDs, but seriously, the best evidence you can come up with that "OpenBSD and BSD overall is dead even on the server side" is an anecdote about a single person's experience with OpenBSD 6 years ago!
Generally speaking, you might be right. Linux is developed by many companies, individuals, and institutions on constant basis, so the quality of the code and capabilities of Linux generally surpass every OS out there minus some very specialized ones a la z/os specifically designed to work on mainframes. Nowadays, all is see is how feature A from Linux is going to get ported to BSD, never the other way around, which suggests that all BSD projects are dead or dying of they have completely stagnated.
Right now the biggest bsd user is Apple, which is its biggest liability.