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Re: GoBSD.com

From: Jeremy Messenger <mezz7@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2004 15:12:59 -0600

Do you people realized that GoBSD.com has its own forum?

On Thu, 09 Dec 2004 07:50:02 +0200, Atte Peltomaki wrote:

> With great amazement I have been observing the birth of GoBSD. I have to
> admit, I do not understand all of their motives and objectives. Why do
> people insist on splitting DragonFlyBSD?
> This is from GoBSD.com: 
> "Manage stable DragonFly releases"
> Doesn't DragonFlyBSD manage their own stable releases? What sets GoBSD
> apart, and why wouldn't GoBSD developers put their efforts directly into
> dfly instead?
> "We believe that DragonFly should be widely adopted." 
> Personally, I do not believe this is true. DragonFlyBSD is still at 
> early stage of development, many of it's features are unstable or 
> incomplete, there's plenty of hassle still to the glue between dfly
> and FreeBSD ports, and big changes are constantly pushed into the tree. 
> "Add value to the DragonFly base system." 
> I smell marketing droids.
> "Build a strong community of users."
> This objective I agree with, it is definetely worthwhile to have user
> communitys, also outside these mailing lists. Is there a specific
> problem with having the community emerge under dragonflybsd.org, instead
> of a separate site?
> "Encourage strong relations with software developers."
> Very good, this is what the whole BSD community is graving for, 3rd
> party software support. So, is GoBSD.com going to promote the GoBSD
> distribution, or DragonFlyBSD, both, or all BSDs?
> All in all, I feel rather uneasy about the whole GoBSD setup. I do not
> seek to discourage users from contributing the system nor forming
> communities, but now I feel these efforts do not work for the best of
> dfly. 
> I hope this is not taken as a rant - it's meant to be constructive 
> criticism. Former experience from FreeBSD mailing lists shows people 
> aren't very good at dealing with any kind of criticism, hopefully dfly
> folk know better.
> -Atte

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