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Interview: The OpenBSD Foundation's Ken Westerback

Jul 27, 2007, 15:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jem Matzan)

[ Thanks to Jem Matzan for this link. ]

"Whose idea was it to establish the OpenBSD Foundation? I know that people have been talking about this idea for a long time, but I thought Theo de Raadt wasn't agreeable to it.

"Ken Westerback: The idea for The OpenBSD Foundation came from Bob Beck after several experiences with companies expressing a reluctance to donate money or equipment to OpenBSD without getting a receipt that would satisfy their accounting department. Theo has not, to my knowledge, been opposed to the creation of such an organization but has always firmly declined to put in the work to organize, complete the paperwork and run one himself. He was quite supportive of this effort but clearly reiterated his non-involvement in the running of the organization. Theo is always happy to get no strings attached support for OpenBSD..."

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