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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RE: I just had to register!
by fithisux on Thu 31st Aug 2006 06:45 UTC
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2006-01-22

Yes, you are right that NetBSD is very relevant. It has also very clean code as opposed to other projects. But his mail says

1. It will not continue for long because the leadership of the project does not put as its priority modern developments, they want something working to show and not something good for widespread use
2. Approval of changes or injection of changes is done in very slow rate because there are people thinking they own the project and lock areas of code.
3. He wants a more open process, NetBSD is not MicroSoft in concept.

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