Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 28th Mar 2006 21:49 UTC
OpenBSD "Theo de Raadt is the project leader for OpenBSD, a Unix-like operating system. We spoke with Theo about the upcoming release of OpenBSD, 3.9, the financial state of the project, and about companies that profit from free software without contributing back."
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RE[2]: I read the interview
by Angel--Fr@gzill@ on Wed 29th Mar 2006 05:39 UTC in reply to "RE: I read the interview"
Angel--Fr@gzill@
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2005-12-23

!!!

As much as I love all the BSD distros and think they are solid, quick and good, I have to say that I have to disagree with they kind of Philosophy and licence model.

I also do not understand that others post claiming similar views are quickly accused of trolling by the BSD zealots... Sure there are GNU zealots, but if they prove their views with logic and empiric demostrations, why they should not do it?

The zealots of the explotation, the greed, the ultracompetitive social and economic models do not need troll too much, they simply are in power, and take what they need, and I you give it easy, so much the better...

Pretending that companies are going to contribute just because they are using what you relase for free based on good will is having too much confidence in the humang being...

And also ignoring some basic facts of economics (specially the neoliberal US and anglosaxon model), psicology, sociology, history, philosophy, and even biology and how life on earth was developed and the extrapolation of ecological niches and competition with/to the social and economic organisations...

I respect Mr. de Raat, and all the people making BSD distros, but I can not agree with thei philosophy and licence.
I would recommend the lecture of some basic text of Thomas Moore(Utopia), or Nieztche to start with...

I am not saying that they should change to the GPL licence model, it is their right not to do so, but I am afraid that many of their efforts will be fruitless.

Most companies will keep on using their soft without contributing, or contributing back, but just until they do not need it anymore. I wish I was wrong, though!

At the end the BSD model is empowering the people with their software, and many companies in which there are people with moral patterns of behaviour, but also empowering all the companies and people that do not give a damn about all that, and just take what is convenient for them and simply go away (at best, or simply use what you give to f**k you up)...

The problem is that the later kind of people and companies are already powerfull, and I do not see the reason to empower them even more. They will never contribute back, and they will use what you give them to own you, and to surender and dominate you...

Each one has to follow his way, his mind, and his soul. And if BSDs people feel like that, there is not much to do, but trying to explain why you think their model is not the appropiate one. They can listen if they want to, though...

Only that for those that have the power and the means to contribute back and do not do it, it is a good present, and as they probably know: divede and you will win ...

Has anyone heard about the Lemmings in Scandinavia, throwing themselves to the death from the cliffs... That is what happens when your model is not substainable!

!!!

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