FreeBSD's problems as seen by the BSDForen.de community

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at gmail.com
Thu Jan 10 01:43:07 PST 2008


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Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
>> In message <478556AD.6090400 at bsdforen.de>, 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
> http://www.flosoft-systems.com/flosoft_systems_community/blogs/aryeh/index.php)
>
Forgot to mention that the approach outline is fairly compatible with
the BSD style of doing stuff (one of the other people involved with
the effort is actually drafting a BSD style license that is 100%
compatible with the current one (Free)BSD license)... see
devel/thistest (the only reason for no binary distribution is I
require explicit acceptance of the license terms... besides syncing
the distfiles with the current version is easier this way)

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Aryeh M. Friedman
FloSoft Systems, Java Developer Tools
http://www.flosoft-systems.com
Developer, not business, friendly.
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