Subject: Re: README: -current broken for a while
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Herb Peyerl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/04/1997 08:53:43
"J.T. Conklin" <jtc@NetBSD.ORG> wrote:
> Over the last few years NetBSD has lost a lot of the "fun" it once had
> for me. What was once a hobby has become a "job". At times it is an
> immensely satisfying job, at other times a hideously unpleasant job.
> I think the reason for the latter is simply I don't have time to
> accomplish all that I would like to do. I just wish I had the
> energy to put into this project that it deserves.
[rambling soap-box mode on]
My "opinion" on this is that the entity known as "core" needs to be
restructured or abolished because the members of "core" are either:
a) too tired to be effective anymore.
b) too overworked in their regular dayjobs to have time to care.
c) too little aware the ways of properly administering a volunteer
d) all of the above.
I don't have, nor should I offer, any ways to improve the situation because
the goals and issues surrounding them are mostly privvy to the present
members of core alone. I only have my years of observation that I have
accumulated since before the inception of "NetBSD" and being personally
acquainted with pretty much everyone involved. But I urge you, "core",
to try to solve this overall structural problem before the whole project
augers in. I firmly believe that "NetBSD", as a product, is technically
superior (overall) to any of the other free unix's and is lacking only
administrative, organizational, and marketing structure.
I have in the past, and I will again, offer my help in whatever way
the project might feel I would be useful. But the impetus for change
*must* come from "core".