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[3]: Linux
by lopisaur on Thu 31st Aug 2006 16:54 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Linux"
lopisaur
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2006-02-27

That was written by Matt Dillon, who went on to fork FreeBSD and created DragonflyBSD, since he didn't like the project's direction back then. While Matt certainly has/had a point, I PERSONALLY (don't want to start a flamewar or insult Matt in any way) think the cavallier thing for him to do would have been to stick with the punches and keep on working on FreeBSD as he was (and I believe he was doing some pretty good work).

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RE[4]: Linux
by Don T. Bothers on Thu 31st Aug 2006 17:20 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux"
Don T. Bothers Member since:
2006-03-15

"While Matt certainly has/had a point, I PERSONALLY (don't want to start a flamewar or insult Matt in any way) think the cavallier thing for him to do would have been to stick with the punches and keep on working on FreeBSD as he was (and I believe he was doing some pretty good work)."

I disagree. I think it was really good for BSD in general that Matt broke off and did his own thing. He had the motivation to do it and the will to follow through, so why not? Who knows, in a few years, it might be the reason why people still will be using BSDs.

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RE[4]: Linux
by sbergman27 on Thu 31st Aug 2006 17:25 in reply to "RE[3]: Linux"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

lopisaur,

I don't really have a stake in this, but I do want to point out that you might desire to clarify your use of the word "cavalier":

"adj: given to haughty disregard of others"

I don't think it is what you meant. But I'm not sure exactly what you did mean. "Civil", perhaps? Constructive?

Regards,
Steve

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