FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Fri Jan 11 01:23:51 PST 2008

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Wilko Bulte wrote:
> Quoting Poul-Henning Kamp, who wrote on Fri, Jan 11, 2008 at
> 09:18:12AM +0000 ..
>> In message <47873174.4040802 at>, "Aryeh M. Friedman"
>> writes:
>>>> Ny scheme that depends on us changing the license is a
>>>> non-starter for both practical (we'd need to get everybodys
>>>> acceptance of that, and piss of a large number of users who
>>>> have cleared the BSD license with their laywers) and
>>>> ideological (we don't want to create uncertainty about the
>>>> well known and deeply established BSD license).
>>> The revision I am suggesting [...]
>> It does not matter.  The BSD license will not be changed for the
>> reasons I stated.
>> It ain't gonna happen.
>> All you're doing now is hurting your case by annoyingly keeping
>> barking up the wrong tree.
> Worse, it is hurting FreeBSD because it burns committer cycles that
> better be spent on doing something sensible instead of arguing
> about a license change that will never happen.

If one never tries to change something then it will never get changed
and dismissing something as impossible from the get go is the hight of
close mindiness (which everyone is accusing me of when the fact is I
was not the one that started using dishonest debating methods)

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Aryeh M. Friedman
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