Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: Matthew Jacob <email@example.com>
From: Jim Wise <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
> 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 netbsd.org.
> 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
* 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?