Article:
  Confessions of a Recovering NetBSD Zealot
Subject:   Please Fork.
Date:   2006-09-15 13:51:22
From:   kothog
You'll not only get to re-orient the code towards goals which you can be proud of again, and you'll not only get to enforce your idea of freedom, but you'll get to be proven right when everyone follows you out the door. If all those people in your inbox are right, they're crying out for your leadership. Do it! :)
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  • Please Fork.
    2006-09-16 13:55:40  hubertf [View]

    Yeah, right:
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    Do you know what you're asking for? Forking means maintaining the whole codebase on your own, even if you pull in most/all technical changes from NetBSD. You'll still have to maintain competence across all areas of your operating systems, inside the kernel and outside. You will have to answer lots of questions, will have to provide lots of documentation and so on.
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    From my PoV there's not enough spare manpower out there to waste it in such a pointless event.
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    Instead, I'm inviting everyone interested in changing NetBSD to contribute, which makes the most change without introducing redundancy.
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    - Hubert
    (not wearing any NetBSD hat, just wielding
    my stick of common sense :)