OpenBSD funding cut

It looks like OpenBSD’s DARPA grant was cut after the founder of OpenBSD, Theo de Raadt, expressed discomfort about the source of funding, musing that “I try to convince myself that our grant means a half of a cruise missile doesn’t get built.”

The funding didn’t go to OpenBSD directly — DARPA can’t fund non-U.S. projects and OpenBSD is based in Canada — but it seems the person who was “laundering” the money for DARPA wasn’t happy with Theo’s discomfort.

What does all this mean? Perhaps not quite so many drunken design sessions?

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