Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 28th Apr 2003 15:48 UTC
Original OSNews Interviews Today we feature an in-depth interview with three members of FreeBSD's Core (Wes Peters, Greg Lehey and M. Warner Losh) and also a major FreeBSD developer (Scott Long). It is a long read, but we touch a number of hot issues, from the Java port to corporate backing, the Linux competition, the 5.x branch and how it stacks up against the other Unices, UFS2, the possible XFree86 fork, SCO and its Unix IP situation, even re-unification of the BSDs. If you are into (any) Unix, this interview is a must read.
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Undeserved Lehey bashing
by Marc van Woerkom on Tue 29th Apr 2003 15:41 UTC

I met Greg during a small FreeBSD meeting in 1996 in Cologne, at a time when he still lived in Germany and used to work on the Siemens-Nixdorf Unix kernel.

Interesting guy, professional attitude with a slight consultant touch, good at networking with people.

What you interpret as jerky or typical bad BSD style,
is rather part of a professional's mindset in my opinion.
I always felt that FreeBSD was more about doing a free project with the high standards of industry, than the just for fun hacking approach and/or political (world domination) that I believe is typical for Linux.

It is worth listening to Greg.

Or take OpenBSD's Theo DeRaadt.
I can only judge that guy from what I read directly from him and that was always competent and very worth to think
about.

So I believe that professional attitude and/or high technical competence seems to attract undeserved bashing from some parts of the Linux crowd.

Regards,
Marc