Subject: Re: Lobby for Motif Development for NetBSD
To: Jim Wise <>
From: Michael L. VanLoon -- <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/04/1996 23:20:20
>Here is the response to my request that X-Inside reconsider their decision
>to support NetBSD with their X/Motif/CDE product line.  It would be
>especially valuable if NetBSD users would express their interest in this
>to X Inside, as they have the widest product line of any of the
>motif-for-free-*NIX vendors.  In addition, they have supported NetBSD in
>the past, and are sympathetic to the need for this product.  If we could
>convince them that their was demand for a NetBSD CDE implementation, they
>might come around...

I would offer to buy a copy if they were right on the brink ("You only
have 24 people, and we need a minimum of 25 -- sorry Bubba").  I would
do this just to help The Cause.  I personally don't have much use for

>----- begin response from --
>Jim Wise wrote:
>Do to the historical demand for commercial products for NetBSD.  X
>Inside has stop future development of NetBSD products.  NetBSD is a good
>product.  I wish there was demand for commercial products for NetBSD.
>----- end enclosure --

  Michael L. VanLoon                 
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