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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Grow up
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 29th Mar 2006 10:28 UTC
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2005-06-29

Theo said: I will say it here -- if an OpenSSH hole is found that applies to SunSSH, Sun will not be informed. Or maybe that has happened already.

I'm sorry, but that is just plain childish and extremely unprofessional. It's like a kid refusing to do anything his mother tells him to because he doesn't get a cookie.

If Theo wants people to take OpenBSD seriously, he should stop making pointless comments like this one. If you really care about security and open source, you help anyone using your software (if that anyone has done nothing to break the licensing of course). If you let personal grudges stand in the way of seeing the bigger picture (*cough*Amiga), then you have no place in the corporate world-- or in any world, for that matter.

Grow up.

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RE: Grow up
by Soulbender on Wed 29th Mar 2006 11:41 in reply to "Grow up"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"I'm sorry, but that is just plain childish and extremely unprofessional. It's like a kid refusing to do anything his mother tells him to because he doesn't get a cookie."

Really. Isn't it Sun's job to make sure their codebase is up to date, not OpenSSH's?
Why should the OpenSSH's guys go out of their way to help Sun, a gigantic company with wast resources, keeping their sh1t together? It's not like they're hiding anything, the code and release information is there for Sun to find all by themselves.

"If Theo wants people to take OpenBSD seriously, he should stop making pointless comments like this one."

The irony of you making this statement is so thick you could slice it with a butterknife.

"If you let personal grudges stand in the way of seeing the bigger picture (*cough*Amiga), then you have no place in the corporate world-- or in any world, for that matter."

OpenSSH/OpenBSD is not a corporate entity and does not exists to please corporations. It exists because
the developers are interest in working on it.

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RE: Grow up
by bubbayank on Wed 29th Mar 2006 15:37 in reply to "Grow up"
bubbayank Member since:
2005-07-15

If Theo wants people to take OpenBSD seriously, he should stop making pointless comments like this one. If you really care about security and open source, you help anyone using your software (if that anyone has done nothing to break the licensing of course). If you let personal grudges stand in the way of seeing the bigger picture (*cough*Amiga), then you have no place in the corporate world-- or in any world, for that matter.

That's silly. Sun forked the code, and it's not OpenSSH at this point. He has no obligation to help them out or to notify them of any problems they may have caused with their changes. He already helped plenty by providing OpenSSH for free. It would be nice if they reciprocated and paid for some airfare and perhaps sent a few pieces of hardware his way. They choose not to, which seems pretty shitty and/or childish in it's own right.

Again, I ask that anyone that really has so much crap to sling about Theo should immediately cease using OpenSSH in protest. ;)

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