Subject: Re: floppy controller tape devices?
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Gerald C. Simmons <email@example.com>
Date: 11/23/1997 14:02:36
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> Jukka Marin <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > I have just got a similar response a long time ago when I asked for
> > something that some NetBSD developers didn't see as important as I did.
> I think one thing that many people here forget is that this is mostly
> volunteer work. Most don't get paid for what work they put into
> NetBSD, so whatever goes in is what they are interested in working on.
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought both the Linux and Free-BSD
projects were also volunteer work. Why does that give us the right to NOT
support something and call it CRAP!
> For those who DO get paid, they probably have other things they need to
> work on rather than support for random hardware.
> As for floppy tape support, I too think it is crap, and will stick to
> my 4mm DAT changer. However, I see the desire for others to use what
> they have on hand, too.
Here's the CRAP thing again! Don't you see how destructive to the NetBSD
project this kind of an attitude is?