FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community

Timo Schšoeler timo.schoeler at
Fri Jan 11 01:51:57 PST 2008

thus Aryeh M. Friedman spake:
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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)

One might try to change something if it's broken. The license is not.

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