I have used OpenBSD, for years, in my computer security classes. I find it best 
suited for these classes. The governance has never been an issue. If you know 
what you are doing the OpenBSD community is a good one.Stephen KolarsSent via 
the Samsung Galaxy Note® 4, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

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From: Ingo Schwarze <schwa...@usta.de> 
Date: 7/20/19  21:44  (GMT-06:00) 
To: freen...@gmail.com 
Cc: misc@openbsd.org 
Subject: Re: OpenBSD Project 

Hi,Avstin Kim wrote:> My question is, how is the OpenBSD Project governance 
structured;There is no formal structure and no "governance".In day to day 
business, code owners in parts of the system decidewhat is done (for example, 
espie@ in pkg_add(1), myself in mandoc(1),claudio@ in OpenBGPD, gilles@ in 
OpenSMTPd, jsing@ and beck@ inLibreSSL, tj@ redgarding the website, and so on; 
in some areas,more than one person owns the code, sometimes up to a handful).In 
general, the people deciding ask themselves which is the besttechnical 
solution, and if there is consensus among developers, itis done.In the rare 
cases of serious disagreement that cannot be resolvedconsensually, or cannot be 
resolved without excessive delay ordiscussion, deraadt@ reserves the right to 
make a final decision,but that does not happen often.There is no core team and 
certainly, there are never any elections.There are no written rules whatsoever, 
and no introduction of anywritten rules is planned for the future.  The OpenBSD 
foundationhas absolutely no say about any aspect of the OpenBSD project.None of 
all this is documented anywhere because it doesn't matterfor users of the 
system.If your choice of operating system depends on any kind of 
formalitiesrather than on technical quality, OpenBSD is not the project youare 
looking for.Yours,  Ingo

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