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Re: Debian/GNU Freebsd

On Fri, Feb 19, 1999 at 02:56:40AM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:

> > > I don't think so..  The NetBSD people would have the same personal
> > > "issues" with a GNU userspace version of their work...
> > 
> > Please read this before you continue.
> > 
> > http://www.theos.com/deraadt/coremail
> > 
> > The Open/Net BSD split goes well beyond technical issues.

> Um, as I said the reason I was told to expect direct attempts to
> sabotage the effort is the GPL.  Most BSD people have a problem with
> the GPL and the GNU software.  NetBSD people seem to have a problem
> with the GPL and anything not part of 4.4BSD being part of the
> "operating system" release.

This sounds pretty paranoid to me.  Do you have any authoritative
sources for why these people are going to try and wreck other's work?
That's a nasty accusation that ought to be backed up with more than "I
was told ...."

It's pretty obvious that they probably wouldn't lift a finger to
actually *help* us, but I'm not sure that means sabotage

> Regardless of personal issues involved with {Net,Open}BSD, the
> NetBSD people would not be supportive of an effort to create a
> GNU-based OS around their kernel.

That's probably accurate, but it certainly isn't sabotage.

These sorts of wild, flailing accusations do not reflect well on the
Debian project, and free software in general.

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