Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 31st Aug 2006 01:29 UTC, submitted by sequethin
NetBSD Charles Hannum, co-founder of NetBSD posted to 3 major BSD lists saying that "The NetBSD Project has stagnated to the point of irrelevance. It has gotten to the point that being associated with the project is often more of a liability than an asset. I will attempt to explain how this happened, what the current state of affairs is, and what needs to be done to attempt to fix the situation."
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crazy timeing
by Calvin on Thu 31st Aug 2006 02:45 UTC
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I just decided to give the BSDs a shot on my old laptop. NetBSD didn't want to cooperate, so I tried OpenBSD. After 20 minutes, I'm floored. Its fast and simple. Ports seem to work well, as does the package manager (pkg_add)... All the obscure hardware in my old sub-note Vaio workds. Even my usb wireless adapter was easy to set up. I realize that OpenBSD is not equal to NetBSD, but I'm really starting to get on the BSD bandwagon.

Back on topic; I think OpenBSD is a ford of NetBSD, how incompatible are the two theologies? Could they come back together and still move toward the developers goals?

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RE: crazy timeing
by DevL on Thu 31st Aug 2006 07:03 in reply to "crazy timeing"
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That wouldn't be in OpenBSDs interest. Many of NetBSDs problems that are mentioned by Chalres Hannum has already been solved by the OpenBSD project. They have strong leadership and get things done, why would they want to regress?

That said, I'm sure feed-up NetBSD hackers could find a "safe haven" in other BSD projects such as OpenBSD, FreeBSD or DragonFly BSD.

Of course, getting the NetBSD project back on track would be the ideal solution, but poor managment seldom tends to be jousted out without bringing down everyone and everything with it.

For the Amigians out there - it looks like NetBSD is doing a "Commodore"...

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RE[2]: crazy timeing
by twenex on Thu 31st Aug 2006 13:09 in reply to "RE: crazy timeing"
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For the Amigians out there - it looks like NetBSD is doing a "Commodore"...

Just what I was thinking. Or maybe an XFree86.

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RE: crazy timeing
by twenex on Thu 31st Aug 2006 10:48 in reply to "crazy timeing"
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Theologies? LOL. Was that deliberate?

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