Posted Mar 23, 2006 21:28 UTC (Thu) by nlee
In reply to: Monoculture?
Parent article: Money trouble at OpenBSD
I guess its a guess of trust. Theo might be an ass at times, but everyone trusts him to make sure any problem is solved before it might even seen as an issue.
Trust at a level that big firms can understand.
Ssh is one of the single most important tools on the internet to allow sysadmins to sleep at night. Alternatives exist, but they don't have the same level of trust.
In so far as that is true, a good monoculture is better than being forced to either pay for something you are unsure about or very be quite certain things are even close to 100%.
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