Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Giorgos Keramidas keramida at ceid.upatras.gr
Sat Dec 13 14:09:06 PST 2008

On Sat, 13 Dec 2008 12:26:21 -0800, prad <prad at towardsfreedom.com> wrote:
> anyone know if there are moderators for this list?
> i know there are some very nice people who keep watch. once i messaged
> the test list with a ports question (i was having trouble emailing this
> one - so i was testing to see if there was some problem in general),
> and a very considerate person from freebsd.org, Remko Lodder, emailed
> me asking if i knew that i was emailing the test list.

No, we don't have moderators on freebsd-questions.

We have a fantastic postmaster, who is single-handedly managing dozens
of mailing lists, replying to posts about email problems for the entire
*.FreeBSD.org domain, and making sure that we get as little spam as
possible.  That sort of service that is so good and so transparent that
it is _very_ easy to forget how useful and thankless it is.

We seem to be doing quite fine without moderation so far.  We even
advertise freebsd-questions as the main "contact point for questions
about FreeBSD" on release notes, our web site, and on the CD-ROM or
DVD-ROM images sold by FreeBSD distributors like FreeBSD-Mall.  There
are very good reasons to keep this status quo.  I have yet to see *one*
good reason for introducing moderation.

> i found it really decent that people look out for others here!

Yes, that's the spirit :-)

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