Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Nov 2008 09:39 UTC, submitted by Reyk
OpenBSD O'Reilly interviewed 27 OpenBSD developers to present the new release. They discussed buffer cache improvements, the new malloc(), the work to make the math library more C99 compliant, what is new in the SCSI area, crypto support for softraid, a lot of fundamental work happened in PF, a new tool to merge configuration files during upgrades, the status of OpenCVS, some cool features of OpenSSH 5.1, the initial support for USB webcams, the never-ending work on improving and extending the sensors framework, and more.
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RE[2]: Evolving Nicely
by lteo on Wed 12th Nov 2008 13:46 UTC in reply to "RE: Evolving Nicely"
lteo
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I suppose this is because they don't have enough developers, yet they still waste time by doing things such as trying to reimplement CVS, just because they don't like the GNUGPL. Crazy, if you ask me.


It's not "just because they don't like the GNUGPL."

From a OpenBSD misc@ mailing list post at http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=112589526510808&w=2 Theo responded to a post about OpenCVS as follows:

> I'm not sure if the people who have e-mailed me are actually involved in
> the OpenCVS effort or not, however the off-list reaction seems to be
> that the primary interest of the OpenCVS project is in re-licensing.

That is not the primary goal at all. Some people who really have nothing to do with us, and know zero about where we are going, are saying that. And they are wrong.

> In
> this case perhaps there wont be a lot of synergy between the projects.

That said, we have no interest in furthering GPL codebases. Not just because of the licenses, but also because of the obvious bloat that always happens with these codebases designed to "work on every stupid variation of system even written in the past".


And later on in http://marc.info/?l=openbsd-tech&m=112589736230624&w=2

OK, let me be more clear. When people who know nothing about anything write software, in the GNU-style, they write bloated bloated bloated crap when it is not neccessary.

When it is done, OpenCVS will run fine on other systems.

Like OpenSSH.

Without the boatloats of bloat that is common in GNU-style projects.

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