Sponsoring FreeBSD

Chad Perrin perrin at apotheon.com
Thu May 28 19:01:23 UTC 2009

On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 09:57:57PM +0200, Peter Boosten wrote:
> Wojciech Puchar wrote:
> >>
> > exactly does. i just don't catch why he - while stopping using it
> > because of forum - still read and posts here.
> None of your concern: this is just what everybody is writing about.
> Whether someone is using FreeBSD or not, and reading here or not, is
> irrelevant to most (and probably to all) discussions going on here, and
> it is my understanding (and my opinion, which is different than yours on
> this matter I suspect) that your commenting on this is mostly unappreciated.

Actually, that's technically your estimation -- not your opinion.  It may
be correct or incorrect (and if it's incorrect, then I'm incorrect too,
because I have come to the same conclusion), but the fact it's not a
settled matter doesn't mean it's opinion.  The term opinion has a very
specific meaning, and this isn't it.

Saying *you* don't appreciate it would be a matter of opinion.  Saying
you think most people don't appreciate it would be an estimation of the
popularity of a given opinion -- but not an opinion itself.

I don't mean to "bust your balls" on this, so to speak.  I just want to
offer my thoughts on the matter of what does and does not constitute
opinion so that people who disdain what others observe but cannot
necessarily prove will not find it as easy to dismiss things as mere

Chad Perrin [ original content licensed OWL: http://owl.apotheon.org ]
Quoth Anonymous: "Why do we never have time to do it right, but always
have time to do it over?"
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