[nycbug-talk] Charles M. Hannum on NetBSD

Steven Kreuzer skreuzer at f2o.org
Fri Sep 1 15:02:39 EDT 2006

michael wrote:
> wow.. this has hit several lists, but if you missed it somehow..
> 	"The NetBSD Project has stagnated to the point of irrelevance.
> 	It has gotten to the point that being associated with the
> 	project is often more of a liability than an asset.  I will
> 	attempt to explain how this happened, what the current state of
> 	affairs is, and what needs to be done to attempt to fix the
> 	situation."
> http://mail-index.netbsd.org/netbsd-users/2006/08/30/0016.html

Looks like the NetBSD foundation is kicking out a number of developers:


Cut and Paste of the interesting part:

Over the past year, as the last step in the process of reorganization
of the Foundation that began in 2002, we have made a concerted effort
to contact those remaining developers without current agreements and
ensure their continued participation in NetBSD. Despite hundreds of
hours spent on this process by our volunteers we have not obtained
agreements from a few people. Our Board and Executive Committee on
Membership therefore directed that developer access for those without
agreements be disabled effective Friday, September 1, 2006; all those
affected by this change were notified one week in advance.

We therefore bid a fond farewell to the following NetBSD developers,
who have made many significant contributions to NetBSD in the past 13
years, for which we are very grateful. We expect that as time and
circumstances permit, we may see many of their faces again, along with
the 346 others who help make NetBSD what it is today:

    Lennart Augustsson
    Matt Debergalis
    Brian C. Grayson
    Charles M. Hannum
    Matthias Pfaller
    Dante Profeta
    Darren Reed
    Kazuki Sakamoto

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