Subject: Re: DES contest
To: Michael Graff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 04/10/1997 13:15:15
On 10 Apr 1997, Michael Graff wrote:
> Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > Anyone who wants to put his/her machine into use, might want to look at
> > http://www.des.sollentuna.se/ - and probably e-mail the team and ask for
> > NetBSD binaries. I have already asked them for the source so I could
> > build the client for NetBSD/Sparc and /i386.
> > Yes, I know - this doesn't belong in here.. I just wanted to let you all
> > know about the contest (I have 4 NetBSD machines running the BSDI binary
> > at the moment).
If we can get them to use uname() to check the OS type then
running the SunOS & BSDI binaries on a NetBSD system should show
up the correct stats on their page - removing the need for them
to have specific NetBSD binaries available. Of course genuine
NetBSD binaries would be preferrable (particularly for things like
the arm32 port :), but the uname() change should be very simple
for them to do...
-- Can someone confirm if I'm right wrt to uname()?
> Here's an idea... Why don't we all use a common email address
> and if we find the key give the 10% of the prize money to the NetBSD
Sounds like a great idea to me - Is anyone in core willing to
setup a 'email@example.com' alias? Otherwise I'm more
than happy to setup 'firstname.lastname@example.org' or similar...
> I already mailed the DES group suggesting that each of the free unixes
> get 10% and the FSF get the rest. I would not want to participate in
> an effort which gives away the money to a linux group only...
That would be idea... but in order to be 'fair' I think we need
to get a lot mroe NetBSD machines running the clients (and make
sure they get reported as such asn not BSDI or similar :)
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