Why FreeBSD not popular on hardware vendors

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Sun Dec 14 22:12:54 PST 2008

On Sat, Dec 13, 2008 at 12:26:21PM -0800, prad wrote:
> On Sat, 13 Dec 2008 12:43:02 -0700
> Chad Perrin <perrin at apotheon.com> wrote:
> > I'll
> > provide a technical example, as opposed to a social example, so maybe
> > you'll be able to understand my point ... 
> >
> good illustrative examples, chad!
> i think moderation has value if it is done reasonably. for instance,
> people who talk about foreign currency values on a freebsd list should
> be watched very closely.

I think that can be handled quite easily by community social pressure,
and moderation would just set a precedent for "it's someone else's job".

> woj made a good point in another post i think in that he's happy
> helping beginners who really do wish to learn. i know i've come across
> some who think the world owes them everything and make ridiculous
> demands on a list (not to mention ot posts - and they aren't even
> trying to sell you anything!).
> however, in general i like giorgos' comment the best that he was helped
> a decade ago and he's returning that favor. so in that respect, i agree
> with your 'false positives' concern - innocent till proven guilty!

Thank you.

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

Me too -- and I'm glad you weren't told to go away and email a different
list because ports questions are "off topic" for the test list.

Chad Perrin [ content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
Quoth Martin Luther: "Do not suppose that abuses are eliminated by
destroying the object which is abused. Men can go wrong with wine and
women. Shall we then prohibit and abolish women?"
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