Please don't change Beastie to another crap logo such as NetBSD!!!

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
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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