Subject: Re: NetBSD: Certified mom-ready.
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Dave McGuire <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/19/1999 21:44:23
On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Chris G. Demetriou wrote:
>Dave McGuire <> writes:
>>   My entire company depends on NetBSD/sparc and NetBSD/alpha.  A total of
>> over one hundred machines, nearly all mission-critical.  A while back, following
>> the resignation of yet another member of 'core', two people walked up to me
>> and asked if we ought to consider moving away from NetBSD...because, as one of
>> them put it, "well, their leaders are..."
>FWIW, I personally think that that characterization is utter rubbish,
>for a couple of reasons:
>(1) show me a person who's interests don't change over time, and i'll
>show you a corpse.  8-) How many people have the energy to contribute
>to a volunteer organization like NetBSD for any long period of time?
>How many of them have the ability or the energy (i'll take either; i
>don't know that i've seen many people with both 8-) to contribute in a
>leadership role with significant time demands for a long period of
>time?  The point is, turnover is _expected_, and actually, i'd say

  How many members of core are there today?  How many were there one year ago? 
I believe the number is getting smaller very quickly.  That was my point. 
Turnover implies people moving out and new people moving in.  I haven't seen
any mention of any new people moving in.

            -Dave McGuire