Subject: Re: History of the NetBSD Foundation
To: Charles M. Hannum <mycroft@MIT.EDU>
From: Thor Lancelot Simon <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/01/2006 23:21:38
On Fri, Sep 01, 2006 at 11:16:50PM -0400, Charles M. Hannum wrote:
> > But while we are trying to clear up failures to communicate -- I and
> > others have been trying to get in touch with you about the status of
> > your NetBSD login account (not the developer agreement, this was a
> > reaction, I think, by membership-exec to our reports that we couldn't
> > get in touch with you) for about eighteen months.  Nobody AFAIK has
> > received any response to any inquiry on this general subject.  If
> > somehow we've been failing to get in touch with you through accident
> > or our own fault, please, could you get back in touch offline (if
> > you want to say that's the case here, great) and let us know?
> I've made my position on this crystal clear to a couple of people who
> contacted me.  Since I do not recognize legitimacy of the current board,
> I am not going to communicate with it.

I am not a member of the board -- and, just to be clear, I never have
been!  I and others were trying to get in touch with you about a problem
with your account; it is regrettable that at this point other events seem
to have progressed to the point that the effort has been rendered redundant
and useless (due to the developer agreement issue, where unless I misread
the above I guess your position is now in fact crystal clear).  But, darn
it, we were trying to contact you to solve a sysadmin problem; I wish you
would have responded!

  Thor Lancelot Simon	                           

  "We cannot usually in social life pursue a single value or a single moral
   aim, untroubled by the need to compromise with others."      - H.L.A. Hart