Future of FreeBSD

Steve Ames steve at energistic.com
Fri Apr 9 05:25:43 PDT 2004

On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 02:15:42PM +0200, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> As a user the best you can do is document all your problems to the developers;
> if you want the project to go in a certain direction, or 'finish' a particular
> project, you'll have to step in as a developer because that's how opensource
> (or at least this project) works. You can't sit by the sideline and say 'hey
> this is going wrong' while generally waving your arms about.

You could also gather some money together and financially encourage a
developer or two to move in a direction you prefer. Rewards for certain
features have been posted and accepted in the past. Putting together
the necessary financial commitment to help nudge or accelerate the project 
in a certain direction doesn't seem totally out of question. If your talents
lean more toward fund-raising than coding this is certainly a viable
strategy for you. Just another option. Griping has traditionally not
accomplished anything. Document your problems specifically, fix them, or
encourage others to fix them for you.


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