Subject: Re: Yet another BSD, is it necessary?
To: Frank van der Linden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Rob Healey <email@example.com>
Date: 10/05/1995 22:43:01
> Maybe the forum Niklas is talking about could be a seperate mailing list,
> as I am sure a lot of the people who are on this list for mostly technical
> reasons are not interested in it. Also, it gives a bad impression to
> newcomers, who may think NetBSD is mostly about politics.
Since I'm a known rabble rouser I'll state what should be obvious:
ALL free OS's are about Politic's!!!! If anybody can state the
opposite with a straight face they deserve the poker face of
the year of the award or an innocense of the year award.
My X is better than your Y is the battle cry of all free OS's and
shows the inherent politics of it all. Whenever you have more than
one person involved with any public thing it automatically involves
politics, personalitys and power plays/struggles.
To which I say, SO WHAT! Let it fragment! Eventually things will
sort themselves out. Only the various ego's in the various *BSD
and Linux camps have anything to REALLY lose. As long as the
code isn't hoarded by copyleft or any other restriction in
use/distribution it's there for the use of all.
I think the main problem is that too many people in *BSD and
Linux take things WAY too seriously and WAAAAAAAY to personally.
I.e. this is MY sandbox so GET OUT! Or, I'm going to make MY OWN
sandbox so poo on you! Who cares about juvinile behaviour as long
as the code doesn't get stupid restrictions placed on it?! So far
ALL the *BSD camps have a better track record than Linux, with
it's GNU virus copyleft, and as long as the code remains TRULY
free there can be 100 *BSD camps for all I care.
Now, back to more important things, like getting drivers to work
and distributions to compile!