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

Robert Watson rwatson at
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 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      Senior Research Scientist, McAfee Research

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