FreeBSD's problems as seen by the community

Timo Schoeler timo.schoeler at
Fri Jan 11 06:05:26 PST 2008

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Thus Harti Brandt <hartmut.brandt at> spake on Fri, 11 Jan 2008
14:59:26 +0100 (CET):

> On Fri, 11 Jan 2008, Timo Schoeler wrote:
> TS>No, I didn't. I said that the work is done ineffectively as he's
> TS>doing underprioritized stuff. Working on higher prioritized stuff
> TS>would be more efficient, and would help the project even more.
> TS>
> TS>Given the assumption that the developer is able to do both, the
> TS>Xmas tree as well as importing ZFS v9 into the tree.
> TS>
> TS>(I don't see the point that when somebody is really *capable* of
> TS>doing both things, why should (s)he do the 'lower priority' thing.
> TS>If you are at the olympic stadium and you're the best sprinter,
> TS>you wouldn't join the marathon...!)
> Sorry, this is just crap. I'm a rather bad guitar player, at least
> much worse than I'm a programmer. Yet I enjoy playing Joe Pass at 1/4
> the speed while I could import ZFS during that time ... People just
> bring to FreeBSD what they like to do, not what would be the best for
> you or others. If you want them to change priorities according to
> YOUR needs, pay them money.
> harti

Harti, you didn't get the point. You can also lead you dog into my
yard, as long as you don't work on FreeBSD noone cares, really. The
difference is *when* working on FreeBSD *what* do to -- xmas tree or

I thought this argumentation was pretty straightforward, but sometimes 2
+2 is really 5...


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