Subject: Re: NetBSD momentum
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Bruno <>
List: netbsd-advocacy
Date: 12/22/2004 16:27:07
David Brownlee wrote:

>     One of NetBSD's failings has been in not communicating what
>     it can do. I don't think we should be spamming the world
>     about "how cool we are because we are faster than X at the
>     moment", but I do think we should make the information
>     available so we can tell if we are faster, or not, and in
>     what areas.
Totally agree on this, and now is a great moment to show the weak and 
strong points.
Both FreeBSD and NetBSD are new stable releases, and both brought 

>     The original scalability benchmarks were invaluable in
>     pointing out areas in which we were not as good as we should
>     have been, and motivating developers to fix them. That is
>     going to work both ways - if we have a benchmark showing
>     how much faster we are than FreeBSD it will push FreeBSD
>     developers to speed up their code. Its a virtuous cycle.
A cycle of developer motivation can't be bad, no matter what OS. :)