Subject: RE: GPT guids
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: De Zeurkous <email@example.com>
Date: 12/17/2007 16:37:06
On Mon, December 17, 2007 03:25, der Mouse wrote:
>> So, as I suspected, this is all about saving face?
> All? I can speak for my own participation only. With that
> qualification, yes, it is; as I understand it, "saving face" is
> basically "avoiding embarrassment",
One does not avoid embarassment; it is a self-defeating tactic. One faces
and deals with embarassment . Personally, I'd put tabooism (perhaps not
really an emotion, but meh), embarassment, and /perhaps/ shame right there
with hate on the list of 'primitive emotions'.
> and I think behaviour such as you
> have been exhibiting is an embarrassment to NetBSD when it is seen as
> associated with NetBSD - such as when it occurs on NetBSD mailing
Yes, I can understand that. NetBSD has a habit of locking up it's soul so
it'll 'sell' better. While it certainly beats selling one's soul (vide
Lunix), I too believe this to be a self-defeating tactic.
> (Not a large embarrassment; most people are probably competent
> to tell the difference between those speaking with NetBSD voice and
> those speaking for themselves. But still.)
Given the many personal attacks I received during my brief and
intermittent presence, I believe that to be a bit of an understatement.
# Proud -net.kook- IRC bot overengineer
% NetBSD, zsh, twm, nvi and roff junkie
From the fool file:
I don't see why the way people have historically partitioned disks should
dictate which kernels we build and distribute by default in the future.
--Darren Reed (darrenr@NetBSD.org), NetBSD tech-kern