Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:23:58 +0100
From:      Jamie Paul Griffin <>
Subject:   Re: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
Message-ID:  <>

Next in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help
On Mon, Jul 18, 2011 at 07:30:00AM -0400, Jerry wrote:
> I suggested several years ago, and I will re-suggest that FreeBSD start
> a program that would allow programmers to be paid to write code that
> either the regular contributors do not want to write or are not capable
> of writing. Other OS's are currently working on that model. No one
> would be forced to contribute. This would prove beneficial to everyone
> and should satisfy both capitalist who don't mind paying for quality
> products and socialist like Poly who want everything for nothing. It
> would be a win-win situation.

I think that's a good idea. I certainly wouldn't mind paying a sensible amount if it meant i'd be getting a system that has increased support and also fewer problems in other areas as well. Once that starts, though, i would be concerned about the cost becoming too high over-time.

I think it's easy to forget that we get this great os for free and take the work of those involved in developing it for granted.


Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>