The future of NetBSD
Posted Aug 31, 2006 21:48 UTC (Thu) by ajross
In reply to: The future of NetBSD
Parent article: The future of NetBSD
That's sad to see, but it's also sad to see that many of the responses to
the post are along the lines of 'but Linux only got X because of Y' or
'but Linux has problem Z'.
Indeed. In fact, it's a little distressing to see how much sniping in
general this elicited, including a bunch of "told you so" swipes from OpenBSD
partisans apparently still irate about Theo's ejection from NetBSD so
many years ago. It doesn't make the BSD community (with which I
mostly lost touch maybe 7 years ago) look very healthy at all.
In comparison, it makes the biggest flame wars of the linux community
(things like KDE vs. Gnome, the reiser4 mess, the Linux/Tridge/Larry
bk debacle...) look remarkably productive. At least our messes are
usually about real software and get resolved via real actions. This
seems kinda ... lame.
But maybe it's just the fact that the communities are smaller. In the
BSD world, maybe this ends up on the core mailing lists because the
hoi polloi have no where else to go; in the linux world they would be
occupied with things like Gentoo flames on lwn.net.
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