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Re: der Mouse [Re: Path to kmods]

Andrew Doran <> wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 11:40:09PM -0500, der Mouse wrote:
> > Does this mean my value has gone negative?  Perhaps.  I suspect it
> > depends on the extent to which the value metric used aligns with my
> > opinions.  If the Project's opinion of my value goes negative, I expect
> > to get mail from core, or board, or some such, saying so, in which case
> > I'll go away.
> I apologise for doing this in public, but you did ask.
> I have no idea what you are like in person. While you come across as a nice
> enough guy and you do offer some contributions now and then, one word
> defines your interaction with the people who drive this project forward:
> negativity.
> Whether it is telling us that we shouldn't bother trying to compete with
> Linux in XYZ market segment because we are going to fail, or whether it is
> regularly telling us that major initiatives/ideas are bad, or making false
> proclimations of doom over the product in public, or telling us how you have
> not upgraded since 1.4T because the current product is crap, we are sick and
> tired of it and don't want to hear it any more.
> You are of course entitled to your opinion, but, you have imposed it loudly
> upon our group for over ten years and we have had enough. It is especially
> jarring for us because you have a developer account -- which puts you in a
> position to speak for the project.


> So from from those of us actively working on NetBSD (people who contribute
> code every week if not day) the answer is: yes, go, find a new hobby.

Yes, please.

> --
> Andrew Doran

Best regards,

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