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Old 03-03-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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Federal Funding Stop on OBSD?


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Maybe this is a good time to point out that OpenBSD doesn't even receive federal funding any more and all the crypto is developed outside the United States
Is this true?
 
Old 03-03-2004, 08:08 PM   #2
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Yes and No. As I understand it, the issue was that in the past, OpenBSD had a contract with DARPA, however, due to some controversy, the remainder of that contract was pulled. In other words, it's not like the govt was just donating a bunch of money to OpenBSD, but rather that an agency of the federal govt decided to cancel part of a contract they had with Open BSD. So, Yes, they were receiving funds from the govt through that contract, but now that the contract was cancelled, No, they are no longer receiving those funds.

Much more info is available here: http://www.openbsd.org/press.html and the relevant articles are in April and May 2003. -- J.W.
 
Old 03-03-2004, 09:42 PM   #3
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Did they include the reason why the contract was cancelled? That's include the DARPA?
 
Old 03-03-2004, 11:02 PM   #4
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The funding was pulled during a hack-a-thon that DARPA was supposed to be funding, leaving all the attendees stuck with the bill. The sudden pull out was right after Theo made some comments about the war in Iraq.
 
Old 03-04-2004, 12:18 AM   #5
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Thanks CHORT... you always amaze me...
 
Old 03-04-2004, 06:55 PM   #6
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List: openbsd-misc
Subject: DARPA cancellation
From: Theo de Raadt <deraadt () cvs ! openbsd ! org>
Date: 2003-04-17 21:39:32
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FYI,

It has come to my attention that DARPA has cancelled the POSSE program
with UPENN, (sub OpenBSD & a bit for OpenSSL) for undisclosed reasons,
effective today, without any warning.

My suspicion is this happened because I made anti-war statements in a
Canadian newspaper article in the Globe & Mail, but I am not an
American citizen so I cannot claim to have free speech there (even
made "quote of the day").

In a phone call a few days ago it was expressed to me that there were
people inside DARPA and UPENN who were very uncomfortable with the
article, but I was not told specifically what upset them.

We have 60 developers flying in from around the world (they bought
their own tickets, non-refundable) for a Hackathon May 8 - 20, where
we do a major part of our development; since DARPA is now forcing
UPENN to cancel those Hotel accomodations, I would be very grateful if
anyone can find a way to help us. I'm going to need to pay for it
myself, since these people are going to come.

Thanks.

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NOW I KNOW hehehe Theo is cool... I wonder why they kick him out on NetBSD??? They said he had a bad temper... I don't believe it... well this my personal opinion of course...
 
Old 03-04-2004, 09:00 PM   #7
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I've always heard that he left NetBSD on his own because he wanted to take the OS in a different direction, but who knows? I've only heard the OpenBSD side of the story. Theo is much more concerned with being pedantic and correct, and also doing things securely (while only supporting platforms that developers and networks typicly use). NetBSD is more focused on supporing as many platforms as possible.
 
Old 03-05-2004, 02:34 AM   #8
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Good thing he develop the open BSD
 
Old 03-05-2004, 02:54 AM   #9
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Hi Chort,

I have a OBSD 3.4 box running dhcp i use this lines on rc.local

# DHCP Startup script
if [ -f /etc/dhcpd.conf ]; then
echo -n 'dhcpd'; touch /var/db/dhcpd.leases
echo -n 'dhcpd'; dhcpd -q rl0

Error says dhcpd: xl3: notfound dhcpd:exiting syntax error:'if' unmatched

How can I search a specific files like locate command on linux...

Sorry I'm a newbie on BSD...
 
Old 03-05-2004, 11:05 AM   #10
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<yoink>

Check the other thread for my reply.

By the way, it's generally a good idea to start a new thread for a new question (i.e. this thread is about funding of OpenBSD, so start a new thread to ask questions about rc scripts).

Last edited by chort; 03-05-2004 at 11:17 AM.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 06:30 PM   #11
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Sorry just carried away....
 
  


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