Subject: Re: NetBSD/Linux 'distribution'
To: Matthew Orgass <>
From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 02/20/1999 23:27:26
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From: Mason Loring Bliss <>
To: Matthew Orgass <>
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Subject: Re: NetBSD/Linux 'distribution'
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In-Reply-To: <>; from Matthew Orgass on Sat, Feb 20, 1999 at 09:52:25PM -0500

On Sat, Feb 20, 1999 at 09:52:25PM -0500, Matthew Orgass wrote:

> Of course, in that case why not make your userland into a NetBSD
> package?  That would probably generate some interest in the NetBSD 
> community and is almost certainly the only chance you have of getting any
> help.

"NetBSD: Come In and Be Loved"


FWIW, I'm happy that folks are thinking about this at all, and I'm also
happy that if it's a GNU/Linux distribution that's looking at us, that it's
Debian. That doesn't mean that I think it's necessary, but just about anything
that gets people saying "NetBSD" is a good thing. Conversely, anything that
gets people saying "Wow, what a bunch of technocratic snobs - I'm dag-
nabbited if I'll ever try an OS from *them*" could potentially be a bad



Maybe those Debian folks who decide to do the porting work will run a full-
fledged NetBSD system first, to get a feel for what they're porting... Maybe
they'll like it a bit... Maybe they'll think it's a good thing, and decide
that they really don't need to be running anything else... Maybe they'll tell
their friends...


Mason Loring Bliss             ((  "In the drowsy dark cave of the mind dreams  ))  build  their nest  with fragments  dropped ((   from day's caravan." - Rabindranath Tagore