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Date:      Sun, 17 Jul 2011 14:24:38 +0200
From:      =?ISO-8859-1?Q?Fernando_Apestegu=EDa?= <fernando.apesteguia@gmail.com>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
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On Sun, Jul 17, 2011 at 1:10 PM, Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:
> While I usually consider Slashdot nothing more than a bunch of
> juveniles ranting against Microsoft; however, I did find this rather
> interesting post this morning.
>
> "Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore"
>
> <http://bsd.slashdot.org/story/11/07/16/0020243/Lennart-Poettering-BSD-Is=
nt-Relevant-Anymore>
>
> Interestingly enough, a great deal of it is true. It might be
> interesting to know how others feel about it. Obviously, asking that
> question on this forum is like playing against a stacked deck; however,
> it still might prove interesting.

In the original interview at linuxfr he admits that sometimes he
should have shut up a bit earlier in order to avoid flamewars. This
could be one of those times.

However, what worries me is how influential he is in some open source
projects. He suggested that Gnome should be Linux specific because
trying to keep compatibility with other UNIX systems (BSD for example)
holds them from going further in the development. I wouldn't be happy
if the gnome developers followed his advice.

>
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