Before blaming U. Pennsylvania ....
Posted Apr 24, 2003 15:03 UTC (Thu) by zonker
In reply to: Before blaming U. Pennsylvania ....
Parent article: DARPA Cancels OpenBSD Funding
Theo's extensive track record of losing cooperation from his supporters by viciously attacking them in public.
While Theo's remarks about the source of funding can be safely categorized as "critical" of DARPA and the Air Force, they hardly rise to the level of "viciously attacking them in public."
Further, one should not feel that they "risk" funding by speaking their mind. Theo was being paid to do work on OpenBSD. If he fails to do that, by all means yank the funding. If he's producing work, let the man work. He's not being paid for his political opinion.
Also -- pulling funding doesn't just punish Theo, it punishes a bunch of people who were depending on funds for the hackathon and grad students who were being paid out of that money. I see this as a pretty messed-up reaction to one mildly critical comment by one person related to a larger project.
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