Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo such as
Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC
chad at shire.net
Fri Feb 11 13:54:33 PST 2005
On Feb 11, 2005, at 2:34 PM, Frank Laszlo wrote:
> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC wrote:
>> On Feb 11, 2005, at 6:00 AM, Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>>> Since when did FreeBSD, a project always driven by volunteers and
>>> not by commercial matters, suddenly gain a marketing department that
>>> is trying to steer FreeBSD into the business sector? Is FreeBSD
>>> starting to have marketing dictate technology instead of technology
>>> dictate marketing?
>> Sorry, but this does not make sense.
>> FreeBSD is driven by commercial matters. Many of the people that
>> work on it are paid to work on it by their employers, who are using
>> it commercially. FreeBSD will wither away if it does not continue
>> to receive extensive commercial support like Linux gets.
> I wouldnt say many, there are few commiters who are actually paid to
> work on it, most commiters/developers do it as a hobby.
many in no way means a majority. many is more than a few, where a few
is a handful (3-5 or so). There are probably more than a handful who
do it as more than a hobby. A lot of good people do it on their own
time as well, and I salute that. But a lot of people like Yahoo and
others (Apple probably) submit stuff that ends up in FreeBSD and they
pay their people to do so. Lots of features, like jails as I
understand it, started off by someone getting paid to implement stuff.
These things then get added.
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