Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 10th Jan 2013 01:41 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "A senior OpenBSD developer has complained on a mailing list that upstream vendors of free and open source software are adding in changes without any thought of whether downstream users could adapt to the change. Marc Espie said this would hurt smaller players by not allowing them to keep up with the changes. Basically what is happening is that numerous changes are being made to Linux and smaller projects like OpenBSD cannot keep up with the changes. And, according to Espie, not all these changes are strictly necessary."
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

And it's not really GPL's fault that some people are too ideological to include GPL programs.


They were working their implementation to POSIX spec as it states in the article.

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kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

They were working their implementation to POSIX spec as it states in the article.


But the POSIX spec does not forbid extensions. It would be a sad day if people can't make more than just the bare minimum.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

that is true, but the whole point of having a compatible bare minimum is that things can be ported easily between unix like operating systems, OpenBSD is not the only OS that isn't Linux and has a team of people porting software.

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