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Date:      Mon, 18 Jul 2011 13:23:58 +0100
From:      Jamie Paul Griffin <jpg@gnix.co.uk>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Lennart Poettering: BSD Isn't Relevant Anymore
Message-ID:  <20110718122358.GA57253@think.gnix.co.uk>

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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.

	jamie



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