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[blu] Re: Wireless OpenBSD coverage

> Not sure if anyone else here knows the amusing history but OpenBSD
> started life when Theo de Raadt was "fired" from the netbsd project for
> being an insufferable jerk. Although I have never met him first person
> accounts related to me are universally unflattering.

I think it was mutual more then antyhing else. He was anal-retentive
about people writing secure code. He wanted to do a full audit of the
whole NetBSD kernel. Other developers said "No way". Theo wouldn't budge,
was asked if he wanted to leave, and left.

Theo then went on, did his audit, and OpenBSD was forked.

(At least, thats how it was explained to me, I have never met him)

> Anyone here ever meet him? I suppose being "fired" from an opensource
> project is pretty telling but anyone have any other first person
> accounts of his.......idiosynchrocies?

Why complain about idiosynchrocies? We're computer geeks, what do you
expect? Christ, the canonical example of this is RMS.

Theo may have his eccentricities, but he does a slam-bang job on OpenBSD,
so who cares?

*pulls on his nomex underwear due to that RMS statement*

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On Wed, 9 Mar 2005, Adam Russell wrote:

> NetBSD has had such "out of the box" support for years. My home wireless AP was a netbsd box for a coupla years until the power supply blew and damaged the mother board. Since the netbsd box was a $10 computer show pickup I just tossed it and replaced it with a cheapo pre-packaged AP from the Microcenter bargain table.
> >Message: 2
> >Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2005 08:26:12 -0500 (EST)
> >From: Anthony Gabrielson <agabriel at>
> >Subject: Wireless OpenBSD coverage
> >To: discuss at
> >Message-ID: <Pine.BSO.4.56.0503090823480.8276 at>
> >Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII
> >
> >Hello,
> >	I found this article off of undeadly:
> >
> >
> >
> >Perhaps Linux can get better wireless support now.
> >
> >Anthony
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