Before blaming U. Pennsylvania ....
Posted Apr 24, 2003 6:56 UTC (Thu) by fyodor
Parent article: DARPA Cancels OpenBSD Funding
Before blaming Jonathan Smith or UPenn ... read This /. Post by Jonathan Shapiro. I like Theo and admire his work tremendously. But if speculation as to the reasons of funding loss are accurate, this is only the latest in Theo's extensive track record of losing cooperation from his supporters by viciously attacking them in public. I agree with Theo about the War and was somewhat impressed that he risked his funding by speaking out in the press that the agency funding him "just sickens me". But I don't think he should act so surprised and offended when the agency he publicly attacks stops funding him.
All that being said, I also agree that the US is going way too far in seeking revenge against people, countries, and organizations that promoted peace and restraint. A currently running New Yor Times Article starts out with: "The Bush administration is pursuing steps to punish France for opposing the United States on the war in Iraq"
Give it a rest! The whole point of multinational organizations like the UN is to debate and air differing opinions. If the US is going to openly bribe countries into submission, and threaten/"punish" those who resist, the US might as well just ignore the UN and let "do what thou wilt be the whole of the law". Oh yeah, that is what we (the US) did do.
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