“One of the main reasons that I’m so involved with open source is that I’ve always been fascinated by figuring out how things work. In this interview, John Baldwin of the FreeBSD project gives some insight on what it is like to be a FreeBSD developer and some of the things that happen behind the scenes of a large open source project.”
Interview: John Baldwin on FreeBSD
Submitted by Nix_User 2006-04-26 FreeBSD 9 Comments
Hmm, 4 questions later and it’s over. I found that the questions asked weren’t even that interesting.
There must be more that could have been asked.
Otherwise, an interesting note would be that the Weather Channel runs FreeBSD on some of their systems which is pretty neat I suppose.
Overall, I wish there was more to this interview. Perhaps he was busy and this was all John B could offer up time wise.
Until next time I guess.
Yes, to short. And I’d like to hear more on Weather Channel and Yahoo for as far as I know they also use FreeBSD on some of teir servers.
Given the OpenBSD funding woes, I was looking at how the other BSDs get their cash. As far as I can tell, FreeBSD gets the majority of its cash through the FreeBSD Foundation. Looking at their financial statements:
it appears that they have been running in the red for sometime now. To me it looks like there could be some financial problems coming up in the near future.
Perhaps I’m missing the whole picture, does anyone have some insight into this?