Subject: Re: Debian redefines itself
To: =?ISO-8859-2?Q?Przemys=B3aw_Pawe=B3czyk?= <>
From: Andy Ruhl <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/18/2007 14:56:55
On 4/18/07, Andy Ruhl <> wrote:
> On 4/18/07, Przemysław Pawełczyk <> wrote:
> > Is there a good reason to think that NetBSD treats users as "PhD"
> > students than "normal" students like Debian? Of course, no one should
> > mull the words verbatim. It contains a good bit of a metaphor.
> I'm not a PhD. I probably don't even belong in the computer industry
> when you get down to it. But I did learn about BSD and NetBSD in
> particular, and I can say that the more I use computers, the more
> NetBSD makes sense for *what it is designed to do and what it does
> well*. It's not the be all, end all operating system. Never will.
> Look, if you want to get this kind of thing started, nobody is going
> to begrudge you of that. I see you already sort of have with your own
> wiki. BUT, what the NetBSD team isn't going to stand for is you making
> assertions on what your opinion of what NetBSD should be, or if you
> try to lead some mass exodus to "NetBSD for Dummies" or something. It
> doesn't make any damn sense at all.
> I can see you've changed your tone, which is great, thank you. But I
> think you still haven't understood what the project is about. If you
> want all this stuff to happen, by all means, DO IT. But don't ask
> anyone to do it for you or assume they should. We've already been
> there and done that. You're just a clone of the last guy who brought
> up the same exact f***in points every year since the project started.
> Enough already.

Well, my response to this from pp was that all I did was personally
attack him, and he responded with another personal attack.

I'm a sucker though, I admit. He baited me right into thinking it was
a good idea to reply. It never is.