Posted Nov 14, 2012 2:14 UTC (Wed) by davem (subscriber, #4154)
Parent article: Crowding out OpenBSD
The divisive nature of the BSD projects have done more than enough to ensure the eventual irrelevance of these projects. Having limited resources for development is one thing, splitting those resources between at least 4 different forks (Net,Free,Open,Dragonfly) is yet another.
Given that, trying to claim that GNOME, systemd, or PulseAudio not staying portable enough is going to cause their demise is an exercise in absurdity if you ask me.
I really appreciate the nice sockets API we got from the BSDs, but their extinction frankly cannot come fast enough and is long overdue.
Or, maybe they should stick around, so that developers who don't want to work on a system that gains more than a million new users every single day have some place to play.