Subject: Re: How to help NetBSD help you.
To: Hubert Feyrer <>
From: Seth Kurtzberg <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 06/14/2005 06:39:06
Hubert Feyrer wrote:

> On Tue, 14 Jun 2005, Seth Kurtzberg wrote:
>> It would be easier for me to justify investing a bit of money here, 
>> if I were better able to make it known that I am a resource in the 
>> NetBSD world.  I build firewalls based on NetBSD with some (I think) 
>> inovative software.
>> I've tried several times to have myself added to the list of 
>> available engineers on the NetBSD site, but I never receive an 
>> answer.  The same is true about inquiries I make about adding my 
>> products to the list of systems that one can find on the NetBSD site.
>> I'm not saying that I'm receiving an answer I don't like, I'm saying 
>> that I receive no answer at all.
>> While the amounts of money are, in the general scheme of things, 
>> small, they are, to a tiny business like mine, not insignificant.  So 
>> perhaps more money could be funneled towards the NetBSD project if it 
>> were easier to show that NetBSD appreciates those who promote the O/S 
>> and use it in products.
> It is usually as easy as writing a mail to www@ and discussing what's 
> desired. We have a team answering those questions for that. 
> Unfortunately, every now and then something slips through the cracks, 
> and it seems you're the victim of that.
> Checking the www@ mail archives, I can only see one mail from you from 
> September 2001 (which never got answered, sorry for that!). Can you 
> please drop another mail to with the details on your 
> firewalls please, and we'll make sure to have this added to the 
> 'products' page?

There's another problem.  You are showing only one email.  Nice that you 
conceed that it was ignored, but what happened to all the other emails 
that I sent?  Why did you skip my question about being listed in the 
area of people who are willing to provide support and services for NetBSD?

> FWIW, organisations that wish so can get listed on our website at 
>  - Hubert