Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

Aryeh Friedman aryeh.friedman at
Tue Jun 16 19:21:53 UTC 2020

On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 3:12 PM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:

> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 13:14:51 -0400, Aryeh Friedman commented:
> >On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 1:07 PM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:
> >
> >> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 12:44:12 -0400, Aryeh Friedman commented:
> >> >On Tue, Jun 16, 2020 at 12:37 PM Jerry <jerry at> wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> On Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:51:18 +0200, Polytropon commented:
> >> >> >And instead of employing good programmers, they employ designers
> >> >> >so at least the ad-filled emails look good, even if it doesn't
> >> >> >help anyone. :-)
> >> >>
> >> >> You obviously know very little about the retail market. In sales,
> >> >> perceived quality is often in a direct relationship to the outward
> >> >> appearance of an item.
> >> >>
> >> >
> >> >FreeBSD is not a retail OS!.... in short for many reasons f**k
> >> >retail computing... like I said dead users don't give a flying f
> >> >how good something looks if it kills them!  (Just ask anyone who
> >> >started smoking because of how sexy the ad models were before
> >> >tobacco ads were outlawed.).... in sort FreeBSD is a mission
> >> >critical OS meant for professional use (if you use for desktop use
> >> >like I do then it is purely accidental to its primary purpose).
> >>
> >> You reply is totally out of context to the my response to Poly.
> >> Neither Poly nor I referenced FreeBSD in the post. The response was
> >> directed at advertisers and the means they use to convey an idea to
> >> the public. Your problem is that you are looking for problems where
> >> none exist, aka "Tilting at windmills".
> >>
> >
> >Then mark your reply as being off topic because in context it was
> >clearly reference to email etiquette on FreeBSD (that is the subject
> >of the thread after all).   It seems you and Chris are doing
> >everything possible to confuse the hell out of the entire thread and
> >then one someone *appears* to reply out of context you use that as
> >some kind of proof of your argument. That is just dirty tactics.
> Exactly what is the correlation between email formats and the whether or
> not FreeBSD is a retail (for profit) entity?

There are a lot of people who want to make FreeBSD a OS that is usable on
the desktop by normal everyday non-technical end-users (aka a "retail OS")
and the very same people (or a sizable overlap at least) also are the ones
who b*tch the most about how plain text email and the stuff that goes along
with it is "evil" (or at least for luddites).  So in the mind of the people
who know FreeBSD is not (and never was meant to be) a retail OS, link the
two in our minds.
Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,

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