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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Nowadays hype (aka how to lure people into something) is the measure for the success of an operating system or application - to be true, it's bullshit. Sorry, but opensource should do it better than closed-source systems, but the opposite is true (see Ubuntu for example).

I'd go so far as to say that isn't a problem with Linux or open source or even closed source, as it is a problem with people - or to put it perhaps more charitably, with the way they process information. "The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease."

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