Subject: Re: mach
To: None <cgd@postgres.Berkeley.EDU,>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <cgd@postgres.Berkeley.EDU>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 03/21/1994 19:37:23
>Probably (1), although I might quietly put out the word that I'd like
>people to volunteer for help,

Unfortunately, asking people to volunteer for help is:
	(1) not practical in this situation
	(2) not likely to get you much help

why do i say that?

(1):	How many people out there 'on the net' know 4.4BSD well enough
	to actually help out in debugging it, or fixing things, or
	even testing it?

	A small number.

	Now subtract out those who can't be considered 'safe' around
	licensed sources (because to have a running 4.4-Lite system that
	you could rationally debug, you'd need licensed sources) either
	because of a lack of appropriate licensing, or for whatever reason,
	those who don't have time, etc., and you have

	An even smaller number, many of whom are (jump back!) already
	working on 4.4BSD in some form or another.

(2):	Maybe i'm getting cynical in my 'old age,' but i've found that,
	on the net, many people are quick to offer help, and very few
	are quick to give it.  It's probably tied in with the fact that
	most of those who have the appropriate knowledge are already too
	busy using it.  8-)

Aigh, i've ventured off into philosophy!  8-)