The sorry state of open source today

Matt Olander matt at
Fri Apr 20 02:26:04 UTC 2007

Radu-Cristian FOTESCU wrote:
> Really, folks, what makes you so aggressive?!
> I was hurt, and disappointed. I was having higher expectations from the
> FreeBSD guys.
> R-C

Hi R-C,

You have definitely blogged an interesting piece! I hardly think that 
Dag's coherent rebuttal regarding a few points he disagrees with and a 
readers mail to advocacy@, while digesting your article, demonstrate how 
aggressive FreeBSD developers can be, as you state in that post.

It seems more like legitimate debate going on to me ;-)

FYI, the FreeBSD Foundation has not yet signed off on the Flash 
re-distribution agreement with Adobe and there is no guarantee that they 
will. While I don't see any strong reasons why it shouldn't be signed, 
installing Flash on FreeBSD is painless and there might not be a great 
deal of reasons to change the way the system currently works.


Matt Olander
CTO, iXsystems - "Servers for Open Source"
Public Relations, The FreeBSD Project
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