FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community

Dag-Erling Smørgrav des at
Thu Jan 10 05:53:02 PST 2008

"Aryeh M. Friedman" <aryeh.friedman at> writes:
> From previous experiences (both mine of others) the FreeBSD community
> tends to be way too conservative (yes it is good to be conservative
> but to the level we do it is pathological in some respects).   For
> example I think it is clear that some work needs to be done to improve
> the ports system and I stepped up to volunteer to do most of the heavy
> lifting (with two others helping) and on -ports@ got never ending
> grief from people who thought that if it is not completely broke don't
> fix it.

Nobody (or at least nobody who matters) is saying it isn't broke or
shouldn't be fixed.  It's just that nobody takes you seriously because
you haven't yet demonstrated a solid understanding of the history and
complexity of the issue, and you've shown a lack of respect for those
who have.

Dag-Erling Smørgrav - des at

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