Subject: Re: DARPA Cancels OS Project After Comments
To: Caffeinate The World <email@example.com>
From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/18/2003 16:28:04
Somehow I expected this to happen. I've been reading openbsd's mailing
lists off and on, and there seems to be a lot of hostility (which makes me
appreciate netbsd's lists where everyone is nice :)
Once upon a time Caffeinate The World said:
> SAN JOSE, Calif. - The U.S. military's research agency cut off grant
> money for helping to develop a secure, free operating system after a
> top programmer made anti-war statements to a major newspaper.
> The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency halted the contract
> less than two weeks after The Globe and Mail of Toronto published a
> story in which programmer Theo de Raadt was quoted as saying he was
> "uncomfortable" about the funding source.
> "I try to convince myself that our grant means a half of a cruise
> missile doesn't get built," de Raadt told the newspaper.
> Within a few days, de Raadt said he received an e-mail from Jonathan
> Smith, a computer science professor at the University of Pennsylvania
> and the grant's lead researcher, expressing discomfort over the
> On Thursday, Smith notified de Raadt of the cancellation.
> Thomas T. Thai
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