FreeBSD asking contributors to fix their opinions - is it official?
steve at sohara.org
Sat Mar 21 13:13:16 UTC 2020
On Sat, 21 Mar 2020 13:26:09 +0100
Marc Lehmann <schmorp at schmorp.de> wrote:
> This is a request to clarify official policy of the FreeBSD project with
I do not speak for the FreeBSD project, but I've been around since
> regards to regulating opinions - if this list is not the right list to
> ask this question, I would be extremely happy if people could direct me
> ot a more appropriate forum - I didn't find anything that seemed more
> appropriate, so I am posting to this list. Apologies if this was wrong.
Not a bad place to start.
> Moving along, today, I received a mail by some adamw at freebsd.org,
adamw@ does post frequently in various forums - the address is
> asking me to remove what "FreeBSD" perceives to be personal opinions from
> my perl module, Canary::Stability.
Hmm, there are no patches in the port for that package
> FreeBSD has had to go to lengths to fix Canary::Stability. If you
> really are married to the module, can you please [...] remove the
> personal opinions?
There are no patches in the port so 'FreeBSD' has not 'fixed'
anything. The only FreeBSD addition appears to be a stub Stability.pm. At
any rate it is the port maintainer's responsibility to create patches not
> If I read this correctly, he is acting in a capacity officially
> representing FreeBSD in that matter and seems to indicate that the FreeBSD
> project needs to police what it perceives as personal opinions. In fact,
> it seems to be the most urgent and pressing matter, as nothing else of
> substance was written.
I think someone is using his address to be a PITA.
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve at sohara.org>
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