FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Jan 10 00:25:57 PST 2008

In message <478556AD.6090400 at>, Dominic Fandrey writes:

>The first problem is [...]


The first problem FreeBSD has, is that the users do not financially
support enough full-time developers.

That is also problem number 2, 3, 4 and probably up to around 10.

There is no ill will in the FreeBSD developer community, if we could
do it better, we would.

But the majority of us, spend our time doing other stuff for a living,
and as long as that is the case, FreeBSD plays second fiddle.

Find a way to fix that, and there is no place FreeBSD couldn't go.


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