Possibility for FreeBSD 4.11 Extended Support

Adrian Chadd adrian at freebsd.org
Fri Dec 22 02:42:02 PST 2006

You know, if people really do run FreeBSD-4.11 servers which are
mission critical (and, hopefully, making money in the process) then
please consider donating money to the project to get FreeBSD-6 sorted

You could perhaps sponsor a FreeBSD developer for a few months to run
through the bugs you're seeing in your environment and get the bugs
fixed. It might cost you, say, AUD $4kish a month for 6 months but if
your stuff is mission critical (and, again, earning you money) then
that could just be an operational expense which saves you a whole lot
of headache in the long run.

Open Software isn't Free.

(I have the same problem with the Squid project. Lots of people want
Squid to do everything, noone's willing to hire programmers to fix up
Squid to do these things and release the work back to the public. Then
people complain that Squid doesn't have 21st century features. Grr.
Sometimes I think we in the Squid project need better PR..)


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