FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community

Aryeh M. Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Fri Jan 11 02:44:35 PST 2008

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Timo Schšoeler wrote:
> thus Aryeh M. Friedman spake:
>>> The license is *perfect* and works for decades now. I'm pretty
>>> sure people know when they can 'effort' it to contribute to an
>>> OSS prject like FreeBSD. If they have time to do so and the
>>> will to do so, they will do it. If not, then they won't do it.
>>> The license is not responsible for coders' lives in a way to
>>> make sure they can 'live' (rent an appartment, eat, drink,
>>> whatever).
>>> Furthermore: Even the GPL does not regulate this.
>>> (Total waste of time...)
>> Accept to direct most of this to the hopefully newly created
>> -legal@ list
> I doubt there will be such a list. Maybe they should just create a
> /dev/null-likeee list called flames@ ?

See the actual purposal (not mine) and you see there are perfectly
legit reasons for such a list that have nothing to do with this thread
>> just let me say forcing people to pick between morals and money
>> has never been a good option.
> True, as money is on the place in the universe where morals is at
> maximum distance to.

Much of current thinking in economics actually says they are in fact
flip sides of the same coin.   A forth coming book (which I am not
allowed to cite for an other few months due to a NDA) take direct aim
at the above false paradox.   It is the thesis of the book that almost
all bad aspects of the modern macro world are due to incomplete
understandings of the interplay between them.

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Aryeh M. Friedman
FloSoft Systems, Java Developer Tools.
Developer, not business, friendly.

"Free software != Free beer"

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