A case of FreeBSD users shooting all FreeBSD users in the foot

Mike Hoskins mike at adept.org
Mon Oct 13 16:51:27 PDT 2003

On Tue, 14 Oct 2003, Roger 'Rocky' Vetterberg wrote:
> os's themself, it was the communities he didnt like. Appareantly, when
> he tried FreeBSD he turned to IRC for help, and some morons in a
> #freebsd channel didnt have enough sense to behave like grown ups. He
> turned to OpenBSD instead, and got some of the infamous OpenBSD attitude
> on the mailinglists. Now, he runs just about every os except free and open.

as others have already pointed out, this happens in just about every IRC
"community".  a project's "community" extends beyond IRC.  i've known a
lot of very helpful BSD gurus.  sure, they may shout "RTFM" if you ask a
question on the first page of the handbook, but who wouldn't?

the point is, IRC is IRC and has very little to do with the integrity
of...  anything.  especially FreeBSD.  if you really base your critical
operations decisions on "touchy feely" IRC encounters...  well, i'll just
continue laughing to myself.


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