Why do you do it?
rootman22 at comcast.net
Sat Oct 30 05:28:36 PDT 2004
I apologize if I'm not posting to the right list but this is for the FreeBSD
Poul-Henning Kamp recently authored this months edition of the Daemon's
Advocate on the Daemon News Ezine  titled "Why bother?" This generated
some interesting discussion among some members of our  local BUG. I was
going to respond with my opinion but I thought it would be better to ask the
FreeBSD developers directly:
As far as the FreeBSD user community goes it's a no-brainer for me, FreeBSD
touts a long list of reasons why someone interested in UNIX, computing,
programming and/or networking would want to use it. However, I've always
wondered what motivates the FreeBSD Developers. The general explanation I've
heard is "Because we get to work on projects we're interested in as opposed
to profit-based projects imposed by our employers which we may or may not be
interested in." Is it that simple or does it go deeper? Why do you do it?
What motivates you?
I hope this isn't a "Bikeshed"  and if this is the wrong list I'd
appreciate being pointed to the right one.
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