On Friday 11 February 2005 02:16 pm, Anthony Atkielski
> Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC writes:
> > many in no way means a majority. many is more than a few, where a
> > few is a handful (3-5 or so). There are probably more than a
> > handful who do it as more than a hobby. A lot of good people do it
> > on their own time as well, and I salute that. But a lot of people
> > like Yahoo and others (Apple probably) submit stuff that ends up in
> > FreeBSD and they pay their people to do so. Lots of features, like
> > jails as I understand it, started off by someone getting paid to
> > implement stuff.
> I hope people are not being as careless as you imply. Being paid to
> write code as an employee means relinguishing copyright in the code
> to one's employer. If people are actually doing this for FreeBSD,
> then some of the code in FreeBSD is owned by their employers, which
> can become a legal nightmare and stop the project dead in its tracks
> overnight. Aren't there any _lawyers_ working on this project?
I don't think you understand the history of FreeBSD. Many people who
work at Yahoo! are committers, and their employer not only knows about
this but encourages it. This is the second cartooney threat you've shot
across the bow. To what end?