Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: Matthew Jacob <>
From: Jim Wise <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/24/1997 13:16:18
On Wed, 24 Sep 1997, Matthew Jacob wrote:

> > How would that work? How would you persuade computer assemblers to
> >give your "product registry" (whatever this is in the end) to their
> >customers? 
> I wouldn't persuade anyone. I'd put it in one of the rc scripts.
> You install NetBSD, it will try and send some email back to
> Why would that be difficult for anyone?

Yes.  For two reasons, at least:

	* many (most?) NetBSD systems will not have networking and mail
	  set up right the first time they are booted -- do we want the 
	  users first experience with NetBSD to be a rather mysterious
	  mail bounce?

	* It's certainly the user's prerogative not to send mail to us
	  -- does TNF really need to know about everytime I install or
	  update one of turner's or my NetBSD boxes?  

				Jim Wise