Failure to communicate
Posted Mar 27, 2006 0:19 UTC (Mon) by dormando
Parent article: Money trouble at OpenBSD
Most people miss the point, so I assume Theo could have worded it better.
OpenSSH is an "offshoot" of OpenBSD work. I don't think anyone bought OpenSSH initially?
I don't think anyone paid for PF.
I doubt some corporation funded OpenBGPD in specific.
Oh, and CARP too. There's also OpenCVS but it doesn't seem too popular.
Funding OpenBSD supports all of these endeavors, as well as new projects as they become necessary. Saying "I want my money to go into X" just ensures we won't be seeing anything new or interesting for a while. Part of that freedom thing... Understand this happens in this community too (Linus and GIT, Andrew and rsync/etc).
Donate to OpenBSD because you want OpenSSH to be better, and something else cool might come out of it too.
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