I’m sure everyone has seen this on a news site somewhere. Basically the people in charge of the GPL’ed version of the bcm wireless drivers have accused one of the BDD team members of copying code and relicensing it without permission. Not a huge deal really. They only needed to remove the code in question till a resolution could be worked out then re-add what they were given permission to. Instead the BSD developer named Theo de Raadt was a total prick about it. What’s this guy’s problem? His only major complaint is they didn’t first resolve privately with the individual developer first. While I do consider that a reasonable request its also petty on the same hand. We’re talking about public code, on a publicly accessible server, under a public use license (the GPL). If there are problems with any of this, why would too not be resolved publicly? To beat it all the people who claimed infringement weren’t even mean about it. They even offered to let him use some of it under the BSD license if he would of just asked. Instead though Raadt went on a rampage about it.
This is not how developers of open source projects are supposed to act. Sounds more like something Gentoo developers would do (just joking… sorta). Anyway, lighten up, cheer up, and
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