DaemonNews reports: “Citing lack of time, energy, fun and commitment, Jordan Hubbard resigned today from the FreeBSD core team. Hubbard, a founding member of the FreeBSD Project, has been a core member from the project’s inception. Despite resigning from his administrative duties, Hubbard plans to continue to contribute to FreeBSD through code development.”
Jordan Hubbard Resigns from FreeBSD Core
2002-04-30 FreeBSD 9 Comments
And now he is spending his time with Apple, no?
aw man….well I hope he makes some “k00L” stuff now that he has reorganized his time slices (no pun intended)
Yup, looks like Apple killed him.
This should help freebsd. Instead of the equivalent of a pointy-haired manager, now he can get back to where he is needed — coding. I’m sure nobody on the core team is going to say:
“Hey, we cant listen to Hubbard! He’s not on the core team.”
I mean, this is the most advanced open source OS available. I doubt they hold grudges or anything.
Please… You totally missed the point. Or you are prejudiced thinking Apple is Evil Kingdom. Don’t do it to yourself. Maybe a quick trip to Daemon News will make this clearer:
FreeBSD 5.0 is going to be definitely cool, but don’t hold your breath yet. There are still many issues, political and technical, that must be sorted out before it actually becomes a world-class, stable, performing release.
Apple employing Jordan is probably the best thing that happened to the FreeBSD project since Walnut Creek chickened out. Apple did Mac OS X’s userland based upon older FreeBSD code (3.2) (okay, based upon OpenStep which was instead based upon FreeBSD 3.2) and they surely want to keep up with newer changes/improvements. They already commited several optimizations to GNU GCC and they are certainly going to help the FreeBSD project. Afterall, the world IS watching, the world KNOWS Hubbard works for them, and you are certainly not the first to speculate if this has something (negative) to do with Apple.
He got a full time job and he’s enjoying it. He’s involved in it because he wanted so. And now he has no time for politics; he wants to CODE FOR FUN. Remember the joy on his interview right after he joined Apple? Gosh, he’s in Programmers Paradise now! In his place, wouldn’t you like to enjoy your time instead of dealing with politics??
OK.. I dont know much about the Unixes ( Unices? )
A question I have is , when theres FreeBSD, NetBSD Darwin, GNU Darwin and probably a dozen others, and when code from Unix is even more liberally licenced than Linux, why can’t I buy a Unix distribution with a graphical installer, KDE and some apps preinstalled, like a Linux distribution?
I’ve heard so much over the years about how good Unix is.. but have no way of testing this as I am no way up to compiling my own system. QNX is the neares thing to Unix I have installed, since Linux
This is a sad day for the FreeBSD community.
Nonetheless, thanks for your help, committment, and dedication for the FreeBSD cause. FreeBSD has come a long way, with your help, and is one of the best free, open-source, all around BSD!
Good luck and best wishes with all your future endeavors.
the saddest fact is that whenever a story about FreeBSD gets posted on front page, the “normal” (higher than 0 score) post amount is never higher than 35%. that is really sad
I think the IT world behaves like a jungle.
And those animals who God created as Rock solid beasts
are likely to stay for a long time no matter what priests
and evangelists say.
FreeBSD is a paradigm of great design, and will stay
as long as people love it, and a lot of us they do.