Subject: Re: floppy controller tape devices?
To: Gerald C. Simmons <>
From: Christopher R. Bowman <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/24/1997 02:16:02
On Sun, 23 Nov 1997, Gerald C. Simmons wrote:

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>> Jukka Marin <> 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.
>> --Michael
>Here's the CRAP thing again! Don't you see how destructive to the NetBSD
>project this kind of an attitude is?

I have seen the FreeBSD people do the same thing for the same reason.
It's a volunteer organization and poeple do things cause that want to.
If you want a tape drive supported, ship one to the guy who offered
to do it .

Christopher R. Bowman
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