propose: all arch move into a separate dir

Mark Linimon linimon at
Fri Mar 5 10:19:47 UTC 2010

On 5 Mar 2010, at 09:56, Alex Keda wrote:
> thus, it is not 'Free', this managed by 'consumers like Isilon, NetApp,
> Juniper, and many others'?

It isn't managed by them whatsoever.

FreeBSD is a cooperative anarchy, driven by working code and rough consensus.
That's what controls the checkins.

However, FreeBSD also exists as part of a larger community.  If there's
no compelling reason to make the work of some of those in that community
more difficult, why should we do so?

Let's take a look at the current data in GNATS:

  $ showwithtag patch | wc -l

To reiterate, that's nearly two thousand PRs with patches.  (I don't have
statistics for how many of those relate to arch-specific areas of the
codebase, however.)

Finally, IMVHO, if you want an operating system where philosophical purity
overrides all practical concerns, you're going to be better off with
something such as OpenBSD or Debian.


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