Subject: Re: Compaq, FreeBSD, and 'us'?
To: Clifford F. Ainsworth III <>
From: Gregory Sutter <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 11/08/1999 15:29:18
On Mon, Nov 08, 1999 at 04:06:25PM -0500, Clifford F. Ainsworth III wrote:
> >> You mean 'could we be sleezy and lie more'? Probably.
> >> 
> >> "Most Multi-platform OS" indeed...
> >
> >Actually that is the generic daemonnews banner that I assume
> >is really talking about FreeBSD/NetBSD/OpenBSD, not just FreeBSD.
> I refuse to believe, even after a year of daemon news being out that 
> anybody could have missed the point of it and its purpose, especially 
> with an ad so blatantly obvious.
> most stable------------freebsd
> most secure------------openbsd
> most multi-platform----netbsd

Nooooooooo!  The ad isn't about any "predominant feature" of a 
particular BSD, although I don't think you'd get any arguments
over the latter two.  The ad is stating that BSD is the most 
stable OS (disputable, but it is certainly the most stable Unix
that I know), the most secure OS (secure by design, with 
improvements and fixes passed back and forth among the BSDs), 
and the most multi-platform OS (which is primarily NetBSD, but
includes Free and Open, as they are multi-platform).  

Daemon News isn't interested in pushing a BSD because it has a
feature that makes it better than any other.  We are interested
in pushing BSD in general because BSD in general is the most 
stable, most secure, most multi-platform, all-around best 
operating system FAMILY on the planet.

That said, I do find it strange that our ad appears there.  That
page has been getting some hits, though, so anyone who actually
clicks through to the Daemon News site can be educated on BSD
and how it isn't "just" FreeBSD.  Consider it educational rather
than offensive.

Gregory S. Sutter                   Heisenberg might have been here.
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