[Cialug] OT-sorta: Theo De Raadt & Christos Zoulas

Nathan C. Smith smith at ipmvs.com
Fri Jun 17 16:40:26 CDT 2005

Theo has strong opinions.  Part of the reason he has his own *BSD sandbox.

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Hilton [mailto:chris129 at cs.iastate.edu] 
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2005 4:27 PM
To: Central Iowa Linux Users Group
Subject: [Cialug] OT-sorta: Theo De Raadt & Christos Zoulas

Did anyone catch this "interview" on forbes?

I thought it was really bad.  I didn't realize De Raadt was so, well I can't
describe him politely.

This one was a lot better, Zoulas seems like a very intelligent well-rounded
guy: http://os.newsforge.com/os/05/06/09/2132233.shtml?tid=152&tid=8&tid=2

I'm not sure how "off-topic" this is cause it's about Linux but it's
political.  I just wondered what the local consensus would be on these

My opinion is that De Raadt is far too Brooksian and schizmatic (tries to
break up groups when it's really unnecessary over stupid crap) for my
tastes.  I'm sure those 60 developers are very talented but frankly they're
still only 60 humans (presumably 25% or more even have lives!).

That's just my initial reaction!  Well, actually my first reaction was:
"Never using his software, I'd hate to ask him/people-like-him for a favor!"

Maybe he's been ripped out of context, is making a joke, or his wife just


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