FreeBSD has a politics problem

Mark Linimon linimon at
Tue Mar 6 02:05:20 UTC 2018

On Mon, Mar 05, 2018 at 11:46:59PM +0100, Julian H. Stacey wrote:
> I agree with the other person's thoughts that FreeBSD fixes uncommited
> for years destroys incentive to file more fixes.

I do not know anyone who disagrees with this.

The issue is how to get people involved with this utterly thankless task.

And, even if the backlog were to suddenly disappear, we still get more
PRs per day than we can effectively handle.

One person is not going to be enough to fix this -- and I know, because
in the past, I've tried being that one person.

> If so, it would be nice if FreeBSD Foundation got a refund for CoC
> & spent it on a a student janitor to clear up years old send-pr's.

There is a false equivalence here, that time spent on the CoC somehow
took time away from working on PRs.  I don't detect much overlap between
the people that work on the one, vs. the other.


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