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  Re: Theo de Raadt on Relicensing BSD Code (mod -3/41)
by Rich (195.212.199.56) on Fri Sep 14 15:47:20 2007 (GMT)
  I sort-of agree with Clay.

I for one don't understand why, after all these years of banging the "free" drum, there are certain Linux developers who seem to simply not care any more. I'm not just referring to this latest incident. There's also all the nonsense with blobs.

They seem to be more and more accepting of cobbling together whatever they can get their hands on regardless of the consequences, just to get something working. They seem to have no pride in their work, or maybe they lack ability (though I'm sure many don't). I don't know.

And what do they get for their troubles? They may (sometimes) get a quick fix, but 9 times out of ten it's a very dirty, half-baked fix as well, which (of course) never gets cleaned up. They are backing themselves into several corners and the whole thing seems incredibly short-sighted.

Collectively, they are doing neither themselves or anyone else any favours at all.
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