Creation of a new list for Embedded....

Warren Block wblock at
Mon Jun 19 18:10:47 UTC 2006

On Mon, 19 Jun 2006, gnn at wrote:

> To those of you who already get too much mail, which means all of us,
> I apologize for this.  With the new push for more embedded systems
> using FreeBSD a few of us thought it would be a good idea to create a
> new list that more clearly indicated "embedded" uses.  Now, of course
> all the people who've read and posted on freebsd-small for years may
> think, "Why bother creating a new list?"  The reason is as simple as
> it may be annoying, "Marketing."  When people search for FreeBSD on
> Embedded platforms they are unlikely to type "small" into their
> search.  It's very important for us to get our information out there
> and having an embedded mailing list called "embedded" is an important
> part of that.  So, to all of you already on freebsd-small I apologize
> and ask anyone who is interested in the Embedded work to subscribe to
> freebsd-embedded at

So will freebsd-small go away?  Both lists share the description of 
"Dedicated and embedded systems based on FreeBSD".

What list would be appropriate for discussion about using FreeBSD not as 
an embedded system, but as a host environment for embedded 
microcontrollers like PIC/AVR/ARM?  Is there crossover between the two 

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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