I would just like to point out that I completely understand why Torvalds might actually want to change himself in a way, and I can respect that, but at the same time I highly doubtful this CoC and his submission came naturally.
My problem isn’t with him. He’s human. My problem is with the environment that has been caused by the Code of Conduct and specifically by Coraline Ada who probably helped construct this monster making sure it was all inclusive rather than something that everyone can back. Personally, as someone pointed out in the change of comments, I agree most with Fedoras CoC and think it would make a far better substitute.
But anyway, after 6 years I think it’s time I switch. I think the year of the Linux desktop is quickly approaching and as that happens at a faster rate, more people are bound to switch to the project and likewise more drama is to be had.
I don’t want any of it. I don’t want to be a “White Nazi” because I believe that we can all work together without having to speak for everyone on their own terms. That’s not how healthy relationships with others work.
But back on point. Tonight I will be installing OpenBSD on my laptop. I’ll update everyone with my initial impressions then and use this thread as a blog.
Things don’t move quite so quickly in BSD land, so hardware support generally takes somewhat longer to realize. Otherwise, BSD is easy to live with. The only big differences are the kernel, package management and the intense focus on security and stability. If a Linux user sat down in front of a BSD machine, but was barred from using the terminal, or installing software, he could easily think that he was using Linux. It’s only when “looking under the hood,” when the differences start to pop out at you.
I ran PC-BSD for 6 months or so a while back. Overall the experience was positive, things were just behind when compared to most Linux distros. Keep us all posted on how it goes, I’m keen to hear more and might head back that way on one of my machines
This sounds awesome! I was just trying to install OpenBSD myself at the beginning of this week, but unfortunately ran into some issues with it. If you get it up and running I will for sure be right behind in getting it installed on my laptop too. Looking forward to this Zip!
This is interesting. The module is there, but the entry I just added prevents it from loading… And yet it doesn’t load without it either… More logs it is lol. This is going to be a fun night… At least it isn’t Broadcomm I have to deal with hahaha
Just an update. Still reading up on everything to try and address this but one thing I do think that BSD does do better in this regard (with the exception of Arch and SuSE) is documentation.
My experience with the installer was actually pretty great. It’s all done via the terminal but it’s more straightforward than installing Arch.
It’s really configurable too on that sense as it allows you to select categories of utilities that you may or may not need and goes as far as asking you if you’re going to need X after boot.
That said, my biggest caveat so far is probably the issue I’ve been working on fixing lol. Linux has more mature driver support but that said I don’t want to draw any conclusions until I get a graphical environment set up.
I also had time to read through the BSD license and all of that. It’s more permissive than GPL and that’s really great. It encourages a more open nature I feel.
Now, one thing I really love is the lack of GNU utilities. BSD has substitutes for nearly everything… That said GNU is not completely nonexistent. It’s just cool to see something that focusses more on delivering a kernel with a userland representative of a typical operating system.
The community also appears to be rather large and active as well as extremely helpful. They seem more focused on learning more so than Linux communities and that’s definitely a great thing. It almost reminds me of the complexity of some of the stuff you’d see on Stack Overflow.
But overall, I’m really happy to be working on something like this. This weekend is my homecoming, but I didn’t have a date so I figured I’d work on this to take my mind off things. It’s been a great distraction.
I will continue working on this tonight and update you guys on anything else I might find. Maybe a few pictures. If not (it’s getting somewhat late), then I wish everyone a great night. Like I said, I’ll be working on this until I get it right lol. I won’t accept failure haha.