FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Thu Jan 10 05:10:23 PST 2008

In message <47861705.2030609 at>, "Aryeh M. Friedman" writes:

>> A lot of our users do this.  We have many crucial FreeBSD
>> developers employed at companies which understand that developer
>> support is key to FreeBSDs future.
>> We just need more of that.
>We also need to have better avenues for people who want to contribute
>but do not have the economic means to subsidize there work from some
>large company, gov. agency and/or university... i.e. there is no room
>for independent people to contribute on a full time basis...

We have never required anybody to have employment to participate
in FreeBSD: If you're able and willing, you're welcome.

>BTW as to the single sentence that would recitify this in the bsd
>license it would be something as simple as:
>    "Execution of covered work in any form may be conditioned to
>payment fees (if any) and/or performing work in kind detailed at

No, no, no, NO & NO F**KING WAY!

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