Posted Nov 14, 2012 1:13 UTC (Wed) by Nahor (subscriber, #51583)
Parent article: Crowding out OpenBSD
Weird article. You mention how one can poke holes to Mark's complaint but this article has as many holes.
You talk of the Linux monoculture but what about the Unix/POSIX monoculture? Why is BSD dying worse than the death of CP/M, DOS, AmigaOS, ...?
You say that your humble readers should care about BSD's death, that BSD matters. But if it dies, it is *because* it doesn't matter.
You say that it is an important part of the free software ecosystem. But if it dies, it's because it's not important anymore.
You say that we should care because BSD has many talented developers. Those developers won't die with BSD, they can move on to Linux or Haiku, or even Windows.
And maybe one day, this will happen to Linux too. The world changes, the world evolves. Darwin's theory at its best. The king is dead, long live the king.