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Mike Tancsa mike at sentex.net
Thu Sep 18 21:03:07 UTC 2008

At 04:13 PM 9/18/2008, Jo Rhett wrote:
>On Sep 18, 2008, at 12:46 PM, Mike Tancsa wrote:
>>I am sorry, I meant, what have you contributed currently or in the
>>past to FreeBSD ? i.e. what code, or money or physical resources
>>(hardware) or time testing code ?
>I do a lot of testing and patches regarding components we use.  Search
>the PRs.  I maintain several ports.

I had a search and I see some PRs you have submitted, but I guess you 
commit under a different @freebsd.org email address ?

>  I built freebsd package
>management into cfengine, and greatly extended the package management
>functionality above and beyond to support every operation freebsd can
>take on a package.

>  We host numerous freebsd developers in our
>facility for nearly nothing.

Thats most excellent!  I think people would take your suggestions 
with greater gravity if you reminded them with a few URLs to point 
out the various commit messages that say, "sponsored by 
netconsonance" etc. Or perhaps a few of these numerous developers 
could speak up on your behalf?

>   We pay for development of features that
>we need but don't have the appropriate skills to fix ourselves.

That then went back into FreeBSD  ? Can you give examples ?     I ask 
all this as you really, really want things to change, and you say you 
have resources to offer, yet you seem to have alienated a LOT of 
people from previously similar threads 

You advocate that people not reject your offers of help and 
resources, yet at the same time respond to developers who actually do 
a LOT of work and were going to look at what you have to offer by way 
of bug reports that you are way too busy to oblige

Perhaps if you posted some references to success stories you have had 
with the FreeBSD developer community at large, this would help make your case.


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