Subject: Re: proposal: NetBSD system buyer's directory
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/28/1997 03:45:58
>Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 13:39:36 -0400 (EDT)
>From: (Andrew Brown)
>> From: Bill Studenmund
>>>On Fri, 26 Sep 1997, Andrew Brown wrote:
>>> i don't think the "please register" message should be automatically
>>> removed, though.  how would rc "decide" when to remove it?
>>I thought the register script would be the one to do the removal. You're
>>right that rc can't. :-)
>it might be better if the "register" script just mentioned to them
>that they might want to do this.  the less things there are mucking
>with other things, the better off everything is.  let them do it
>themselves.  if it annoys them enough (when it's really quite benign),
>they'll do it, believe me.

Of course, if it annoys them enought they may just punt NetBSD and
install one of the other *BSDs or Linux instead.

I still think this idea is an administrative and PR nightmare which
we'd better off avoiding.
Mike Long <>      
"Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands,
hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." -- H.L. Mencken