The sorry state of open source today

Radu-Cristian FOTESCU beranger5ca at
Fri Apr 20 07:19:26 UTC 2007

--- Tom Rhodes <trhodes at> wrote:
> have expected a mix of positive and negative reactions.

Absolutely. But I have never said a word on the "control" -- what's this
obsession on the control?! Are you so unhappy about NetBSD being _controlled_
by TNF, that you really, really must to assert your independence?!

It was only about the legal issues. While a developer or the abstract entity
that is the Project may not be liable (or rather they are liable, but can't
be reliably sued if the developers are outside the U.S.), I am afraid the
Foundation is still an American subject, and all the possible attacks on the
Project will be directed to the Foundation, from the legal standpoint.

You can't imagine how many injurious comments from Linux fanboys I had to
delete, for just using about *BSD some words I can't reproduce here.

This is sad. I feel like I was seen as an "enemy", or as someone who said
that the Project is "captive and controlled". I am not your enemy, I never
was, and -- while I agree I could not afford to allocate more space for *BSD,
hence what I wrote about FreeBSD is highly condensed  -- I know what I have
wrote not.


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