Linked by Eugenia Loli on Thu 31st Aug 2006 01:29 UTC, submitted by sequethin
NetBSD Charles Hannum, co-founder of NetBSD posted to 3 major BSD lists saying that "The NetBSD Project has stagnated to the point of irrelevance. It has gotten to the point that being associated with the project is often more of a liability than an asset. I will attempt to explain how this happened, what the current state of affairs is, and what needs to be done to attempt to fix the situation."
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RE[2]: NEtBSD Users
by sbergman27 on Thu 31st Aug 2006 04:49 UTC in reply to "RE: NEtBSD Users"
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Yeah, I figured when I posted that someone would be standing close by to burst my bubble. :-0

Edit: I would be quite curious as to the reasons that whoever modded this post down did it. Is it offensive to someone? I'm not upset. Just curious as to why anyone would bother to do it. Seems like there might be something to be learned here.

Edited 2006-08-31 05:02

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RE[3]: NEtBSD Users
by deanlinkous on Thu 31st Aug 2006 05:17 in reply to "RE[2]: NEtBSD Users"
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That is a good idea. How about a comment from the modder about why they felt the post deserved to be modded down. Maybe these could be reviewed occasionally and removed if not reasonable? Just a idea...

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RE[4]: NEtBSD Users
by sbergman27 on Thu 31st Aug 2006 05:47 in reply to "RE[3]: NEtBSD Users"
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I think that one thing that might help would be an OSNews meta-forum.

I have substantial concerns about abuse of the extant moderation system here. It almost seems designed to be abused. But where do you talk about it? It is horribly off-topic for a regular thread. And, let's face it, considered poor form. But where else is there?

Sincere apologies for this off-topic post.

But I vote for having a place where we can gripe about the infrastructure. And where Thom and Eugenia, who do the actual work, can feel perfectly free to tell us exactly where we can put those gripes. ;-)

Edited 2006-08-31 05:50

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