Subject: Re: ipf's future
To: None <>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/28/2001 21:28:20
On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 08:52:25PM -0400, Bob Bernstein wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 27, 2001 at 01:15:42PM -0700, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> > Not just talking about it. But it is already happening.
> > "pf is now developed in the OpenBSD CVS tree (-current)"
> >
> Yes, and the collective coding talent being brought to bear on the
> project is impressive. Very impressive. There is no reason to think
> that this effort will not be as successful as the OpenSSH project. 
> > hasn't
> > changed in a while.
> NetBSD should endorse and/or support and/or contribute to this
> project. Now. Not later. Now. Or explain why not...

OpenBSD trollers should stop wasting everybody's time on the mailing
lists of other projects.  Now.  Not later.  Now.  Or explain why not...

I think we've rehashed this issue more than enough.  Whining that
you didn't see an answer that satisfied *you* doesn't really count
as a worthwhile use of everyone's bandwidth.  The fact that OpenBSD's
principals have managed to antagonize Yet Another open-source
project should be news to nobody; neither should the fact that
their abusive, disruptive behaviour towards anyone who refuses to
sing their favorite tune (in this case, refusing to change the
license on an *unreleased, non-public, beta* version of ipf) has
greatly inconvenienced them.  You will note that NetBSD does *not*
distribute such a version of ipf, because we are polite and take
the trouble to coordinate with ipf's author.