[OpenAFS] Fedora kernel builds

Brian Gallew geek@cmu.edu
Sun, 16 Mar 2008 07:59:26 +0300

Buhrmaster, Gary wrote:
> And it is not childish.  It is actually a
> very sophisticated way to achieve a result.
> Language, as Orwell wrote so well about,
> and political advisors of both parties
> use so well, can be a powerful way to
> confuse, misdirect, and to manipulate, as
> well as the potential to enlighten.  I
> give all sides great credit for learning
> from the masters even as I wish they were
> not so good at the first parts.

Yes, it is very sophisticated and Orwellian.  The question then becomes: 
will their efforts succeed due to market pressures, or are they in the 
process of marginalizing themselves?  Frankly, if there was a *BSD 
distribution out there that was as approachable as, e.g., Ubuntu Linux, 
then I believe that marginalization will occur.  On the other hand, the 
*BSD camp seems to have their own agenda which does NOT emphasize ease 
of use.

So, in summary, the Linux kernel weasels are trying to force a specific 
POV on all their users, the *BSD developers are largely oblivious to the 
potential market (or have made the decision to not care), and the 
OpenAFS developers are stuck trying to support a platform that seems to 
be working hard to prevent them from doing so.