"The NetBSD Project has stagnated to the point of
irrelevance. It has gotten to the point that being associated with
the project is often more of a liability than an asset. I will
attempt to explain how this happened, what the current state of
affairs is, and what needs to be done to attempt to fix the
"This is the first paragraph of the email that Charles M.
Hannum, one of the creators of the NetBSD Project and the NetBSD
Foundation, posted on BSD-related mailing lists.
"Federico Biancuzzi interviewed Charles (who was affected by the
recent termination of some netbsd.org accounts) and discussed the
evolution of the project, funds management, problems with licenses
and hardware documentation, the link with vendors, past and current
mistakes, and what we can learn from the Linux development