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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If you're going to be a jagoff, be a SMART jagoff
by Good Grief on Tue 29th Apr 2003 17:37 UTC

Great article! Kudos to Eugenia, and the FreeBSD participants.

Marc van Woerkom:

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

That's probably partially true -- but I'm a Free/OpenBSD zealot, and I think GL and TdR are both dinks. Technically very sharp, but dinks. Case in point:

GH's very first words in the entire article: "It's interesting that this is your first question: I would have considered it relatively uninteresting."

Also, see this post by TdR about the DARPA-hotel situation:
http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/openbsd/2003-04/1850.html

Now, I can be a dink, and it's fun sometimes -- but I try to never be both 1) a dink and 2) stupid, in the same breath. In the GL quote above, it's factually and demonstrably STUPID of GL to claim that he'd consider the question uninteresting, while insulting the interviewer's journalistic acumen in the process. The interviewer found it interesting enough to ask -- finito benito, answer the damn question. He even gets wisely put in his place by Losh. As for TdR, he's often an intelligent dink, which is entertaining, but in his reponse in the URL above he is a STUPID dink -- ironic, considering the fact that he insults someone else for being inattentive (the caffeine quip).