[OpenIndiana-discuss] "OpenIndiana lead Alasdair Lumsden resigns"

David Brodbeck brodbd at uw.edu
Thu Sep 6 23:57:29 UTC 2012

On Fri, Aug 31, 2012 at 8:53 AM, Gary <gdriggs at gmail.com> wrote:

> But there's an enormous, tedious history of butthurt when it comes
> to "giving back" to a BSD project. There's more than ten years of whining
> about OS X. and several more about OpenBSD, OpenSSH, etc. The reality is
> that these projects can get bent out of shape and demand support but
> there's no recourse.

Yes, and you don't have to read the mailing lists long to realize that some
of the "butthurt" goes the other way.  Some of those projects are
notoriously hard to contribute to if you're not already part of the inner
circle.  The *BSDs OS's, in particular, are known for being hostile to
outside contributors.

David Brodbeck
System Administrator, Linguistics
University of Washington

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