Re: Failure to communicate
Posted Mar 27, 2006 21:57 UTC (Mon) by dormando
In reply to: Re: Failure to communicate
Parent article: Money trouble at OpenBSD
I don't suggest you donate to OpenBSD to get cool linux software, the world is bigger than that. Just as I wouldn't want to force Linus to do kernel work and never find the time/motivation to create Git, I wouldn't want to stifle others' works as well.
Another often poorly worded (and related) problem with OpenBSD is how they say "So go do it yourself" when posed with significant feature requests. If you want feature X and can pay for it, it's very efficient to commission someone in specific to create said feature and spend the time integrating it.
This is how OBSD got SMP support, and how linux gets a lot of its features. Companies contribute back because it's helpful to them in the long run, either financially (OSDL, etc) or via funded software contributions (IBM, etc).
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