Bikeshed Reports [was: Status reports - why not regularly?]
rwatson at freebsd.org
Tue Jan 13 18:08:33 PST 2004
On Tue, 13 Jan 2004, Peter Schultz wrote:
> Over 2003 I inadvertently started around four bikesheds. Every time it
> happened I wanted to document it so that the beating of dead horses
> could be kept to a minimum. It would basically list items of great
> contention or things that just plain need a good hacker's attention.
> Hindsight is 20/20, but I think a resource like this would have
> prevented me from pushing people's buttons. It's not all that easy to
> harvest bikeshed discussions from the mailing lists, and a lot of them
> have to do with issues that end users are interested in. I adore
> FreeBSD volunteers and don't like to see them bothered with what color
> to paint a bikeshed.
> I can dig up something on this if it's of interest to people.
I'd be happy to help set up a www.freebsd.org/project/bikeshed web page to
hold the hard-earned results of your research. Although perhaps they
actually belong in the FAQ :-).
Robert N M Watson FreeBSD Core Team, TrustedBSD Projects
robert at fledge.watson.org Senior Research Scientist, McAfee Research
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