Stand up and be counted - BSDStats Project

Brian McKeon backyard1454-nospam at
Fri Aug 4 05:06:15 UTC 2006

User Freebsd wrote:

> On Thu, 3 Aug 2006, backyard1454-bsd at wrote:
>> Personally I don't think this stuff should be tracked in any 
>> centralized fashion. I don't particullarly like when our freedom to 
>> choose to do something is tracked or monitored; because it is no 
>> longer a freedom. Maybe that is just paranoia speaking.
> none of your freedoms will be in any way infringed upon with what is 
> proposed ... you will always have the freedom to disable the reporting 
> and not particpate *shrug*
>> I think a much more productive goal is to get all the users that have 
>> unsupported hardware to write into the vendor that created it and ask 
>> them why they don't support a spawn of the OS that allowed what we 
>> call the internet to exist. Put this message on, get 
>> people in this list to do it, get on a soap box and scream it. I 
>> think giving them numbers of systems will just be ignored. But 
>> getting 1000 emails a day in multiple languages from around the world 
>> will get them thinking maybe its worth at least releasing the specs 
>> just to shut these people up.
> The above is an "active campaign", which you will generally find 
> doesn't yield anything, unfortunately, since its more work then 99.9% 
> of the people will feel compelled to do ...
> As ScottL said in one of his emails, in a form ... We don't want to 
> piss Adaptec off, which a "letter writing campaign" would ... what we 
> want to do is give Adaptec something to think about in terms of 
> 'market missed' ...
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> Marc G. Fournier           Hub.Org Networking Services 
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sometimes I think with my head not up in the air. I see you point. I 
guess I'll try to give them more of a market to be concered about. If I 
can convince the girls next door its simple and friendly to USE, then I 
think anybody can be convinced, Good luck with the project, maybe I'll 
find myself on the list someday

wish me luck with this desktopbsd thiing; I'm in short supply of it 
lately and it will be coming in handy...


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