FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Thu Jan 10 00:39:43 PST 2008

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Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> In message <478556AD.6090400 at>, Dominic Fandrey writes:
>> The first problem is [...]
> No.
> The first problem FreeBSD has, is that the users do not financially
> support enough full-time developers.

There are some possible solutions to the lack of funding without
having to ask corps for huge donations (they would actually improve
the amount of contributed work also in all likellyhood.... see my blog
> 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.
> Poul-Henning

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