FreeBSD's problems as seen by the BSDForen.de community
olli at lurza.secnetix.de
Thu Jan 10 06:13:41 PST 2008
Aryeh M. Friedman wrote:
> Oliver Fromme wrote:
> > No, not necessarily. In particular, the BSD license does not
> > enforce availability of the source to everyone, and it does not
> > enforce anything else, except that the license may not be removed.
> > That's not accidental, it's not a flaw, it doesn't need repair.
> > It's intended. And trying to discuss to "repair" that is
> > completely futile.
> Just a side question... if it is so complete why was there a need to
> modify the orginal UCB version?... specifically there is no reason not
> to discuss improvements.
The modification that happened was to remove restrictions.
What you propose is to add restrictions, which means that
it would be less free. That's a step backwards and will
> If the root cause of the OP's issues is lack of interest in older code
The OP's posting rather sounds like regression testing and
QA needs to be improved.
> > > b) Contrary to it's charter -chat@ really is nothing except for a
> > > flame redirect location (thus as far I can tell almost no one
> > > reads seriously it)
> > That's wrong. The chat list is being used for things that are
> > off-topic on the other lists. Sometimes there are "flames" indeed,
> > but that's a minority.
> I subscribe to it and have yet to see anything more then a 50/50 split
> between real chat (and that is really not approriate for this
> discussions a list for the legal/business aspects of freebsd would be)
> and flames
I don't think you're really reading it. I currently habe
336 threads in my freebsd-chat folder (dating back to Jan
1st 2006; older ones are archived elsewhere on my machine).
In the past three months there was exactly one thread that
was a flamewar. Your 50/50 number is completely wrong.
In fact there have been more flamewares on -current than
on -chat. :-)
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