Bikeshed Reports [was: Status reports - why not regularly?]

Peter Schultz pmes at
Tue Jan 13 13:42:00 PST 2004

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.


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