Future of FreeBSD

Jon Noack noackjr at alumni.rice.edu
Fri Apr 9 06:12:20 PDT 2004

On 4/9/2004 7:27 AM, Steve Ames wrote:
> 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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