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Re: The Trolling on the freebsd- lists

To: Paul Robinson <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
From: Kip Macy <kmacy@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 5 Jan 2004 14:25:21 -0800

I think he may be referring to the "Pull Henning Kunt" e-mails on
-hackers. I'm no PHK fan (check the archives), but the signal to noise
ratio is too low as it is without that sort of negative garbage. The
list should only be a place where information is exchanged.


On Mon, 5 Jan 2004, Paul Robinson wrote:

> Matthew Dillon wrote:
> >    Just a note... I would request that if anyone who reads this list is
> >    responsible for or knows the person who is responsible for the trolling
> >    that is going on on the freebsd lists, to please stop or ask the person
> >    responsible to stop.   While it is certainly true that I have major
> >    issues with certain FreeBSD developers, and the path FreeBSD development
> >    has taken, the sort of trolling that is going on is damaging the wider
> >    interests of Open Source in general as well as the many end-users
> >    and many other developers who contribute to FreeBSD, and all the BSD's,
> >    including DragonFly are poorer for it.
> >
> I am not responsible, nor do I know who is. But the person who started
> the "Where is FreeBSD going?" thread had some valid points, and if it is
> a troll, it's the first one I've seen that is in fact accurate. Those of
> us still running FBSD waiting for DF to get to the point where we can go
> to our management and suggest a migration, well, we're not seriously
> considering 5.x for anything useful right now. The points made, although
> personal, are valid. I don't think you should be getting involved in
> censoring those over there, and I only hope that you, unlike -core,
> actually listen to the sysadmins and end users in the future before
> going off and doing something mad. :-)
> I agree though, it may put you and DFBSD into a bad light with the way
> it has been done. There were better ways of doing it.
> --
> Paul Robinson

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