Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
To: Joel Reicher <>
From: Matthew Jacob <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/21/1999 23:58:23
On Mon, 22 Feb 1999, Joel Reicher wrote:

> > What FreeBSD and OpenBSD and linux all have is a visible single
> > leader who:
> > 
> > 	(1) gets the project out in visible ways,
> > 	(2) gets projects for pay for people to do,
> > 	(3) has a personality.
> Is it possible that NetBSD is lacking such a leader because of the high
> number of ports? It's a lot to ask to have one person who is "technically
> familiar" with all of the ports. I don't know the exact story with FreeBSD
> and OpenBSD, but any such leader we have will be a different sort to
> someone like Linus.

There are multiple factors here. Jordan Hubbard is quite impressive in
terms of both tact in leadership of a group of developers as well as the
PR thing. They're orthogonal skills to technical prowess- and important

In my opinion Herb has shown some of these skills.