debilo writes "ONLamp.com is featuring a lengthy interview with Charles M. Hannum, to Slashdotters probably best known for his wake-up call aptly titled The Future of NetBSD that generated a rather vocal discussion. In his interview, Charles speaks about his role in and the beginning of The NetBSD Project, shares his thoughts on software licenses, discusses the popularity of Linux and its development model, and again addresses the problems that NetBSD is facing. Some notable quotes include: 'If I were doing it again, I might very well switch to the LGPL. I'll just note that it didn't exist at the time.' and 'There was a lot of FUD around this issue — some of it from Linus, actually — and it did cause us some problems.'" top
debilo writes "In a lengthy email sent to NetBSD's, FreeBSD's and OpenBSD's mailing lists, Charles Hannum (past founder, developer, president and director of The NetBSD Project and The NetBSD Foundation) laments the, in his eyes, currently sad state of NetBSD: "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." Among a host of problems, he especially regrets the lack of the same strong leadership that can be found in the Linux community and offers his thoughts on suitable remedies."