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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Don T. Bothers
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I don't see why they should try to keep the project alive. Anyways, DragonflyBSD is now the third major BSD project and differs from Free and Open enough to more than justify its existence. The developers should leave the NetBSD project and join FreeBSD, DragonflyBSD, and OpenBSD. The extra help will tremendously benefit these projects. And with a skeletal crew they could maintain the current release of NetBSD and tell people to start slowly migrating to FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and DragonFlyBSD (when it gets up to speed.)

Edited 2006-08-31 13:56

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mjpackard Member since:

So if a pet GNU/Linux distro was dying, would all the GNU/Linux lovers say the same thing?

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manofsteel21 Member since:

I dont think anyone would be crying unless it was a major distrobution, say Redhat, Debian or Slack, one of the three that other distros are based off of, then yea, there would be a lot of crying. But the nice thing about Linux is that there are so many distros that you can find one for your particular need, and if your distro fails im sure somone somewhere will either pick up the pieces or create a similar project. The fact that this is a major BSD, makes it that much harder to swallow. But I think if there is enough out cry then why notstart a new project with the NetBSD at its code base and start to make the needed changes?

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adapt Member since:

Because I like NetBSD. How about that. It does its job better than OpenBSD and FreeBSD FOR ME. NetBSD is by far my favorite OS on the planet. Clean, simple, correct, stable, fast, portable, organized, pkgsrc, unhyped... word.

Just because NetBSD is portable, people think they shouldnt use it because they only use 1 arch. Being portable is a benifit - not its only feature.


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