Subject: Re: Bad Mistake by Announce List Owner
To: Enon Nahca <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Herb Peyerl <email@example.com>
Date: 12/08/2001 12:39:11
Enon Nahca <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Allowing the announcement of 4Front Tech's new sound driver is
> on the Netbsd-Announce List is a mistake.
> The code quality of this package cannot be independantly verified
> as source is not available and using this driver, which works at
> very low levels of the OS, can compromise the stability of the
> NetBSD OS for which each and every NetBSD developer has
> worked so hard.
> I suggest that announcements of this kind may not be allowed
> on the list
My policy is that products made specifically for NetBSD (as well as
other OSes) merit an announcement. So if Sun came out with a port
of Java for NetBSD, I would happily approve that announcement,
or if Microsoft released Word or Excel for NetBSD I would also
happily approve that announcement. Whatever we can do to support
commercial vendors who are supporting/promoting NetBSD is a good
thing. I understand that kernel code can not be audited for
quality but I believ ethat's immaterial in this case.
If the management of NetBSD wants me to modify my policy, then I
will. If enough people disagree with my policy, then they should
bring it up with management.