Subject: Re: airport codes.
To: None <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 10/19/2000 08:40:04
Greywolf <> writes:
> Apologies in advance if this seems a bit vitriolic -- it's meant to
> be much less so than it may seem, really.  I see what Chris is saying,
> but by the same token, if we're "an OS development project" and that's
> all, we've already overextended ourselves into other regions; tacking
> /usr/share/misc onto that is SUCH a small splash in the water that I
> don't see where the problem lies.

I think it's a bit narrow to define an operating system as just the

However, similarly, I don't see how birth stones are _in any way_
related or coupled with the operation of a computer system.

In fact, we _have_ overextended ourselves unnecessarily in other

For instance, the fact that we are, in effect, maintaining our own
divergent set of GNU tools is one of them.  Yes, we need to keep a
local copy possibly with bug fixes that have been fed back into or
extracted from a later version of the master sources.  But we've got a
_lot_ more mods than that.

Things like that hurt both NetBSD as a project (because of
maintenance) and the people trying to use it for some applications
(because they can't get stock sources & compile up a working

On that particular front, I'd thought we were making progress, but
some recent changes have made me wonder...