On Wed, Jun 03, 2009 at 12:03:06AM +0200, Wojciech Puchar wrote: > >> ... > >> Even at first post i wrote that i'm not FreeBSD owners and they will > >> decide. > > > > We're all human. The potential sponsors might have missed the line > > where you said that you were not an owner. > > this way - nobody should write anyone. there is always a line that missed > - completely changes a sense of sentence. I'm sure you know that this is an absurd proposition.
> >> Do you really mean i have enough power to just dumb any sponsors > >> (potential, not "potential") by writing a post on public mailing > >> list? > > > > Any person might look at people in the community and decide that > > they don't want to be a part of that community after all. That's > > why it would be nice if everyone could be courteous and helpful. > > > > I'm not specifically referring to you, Mr. Puchar. I'm talking > > about the general case. > > You are right. But do you try to say that we should think about > consequences for potential sponsoring every word we say?! > > Is FreeBSD FREE SOFTWARE or commercial product that's selling some > way? > > If first - then we should not care how much more/less money people > will pay as a gift every time we post. > > If second - then please Owners declare it clearly and just add > statement about this. Isn't there a middle-ground? Where we can care about how we present ourselves, yet we do not feel beholden to the possible sponsors? A good example would be to always respond kindly and appropriately, yet not yield to demands made on us by others. > Anyway - Do users of any commercial product support list must think > if their words will lower the selling of the product? i don't think > so. They probably care less about the product. I personally want FreeBSD to succeed because it is, in many ways, superior to all of the alternatives. As such, I hope that when I discuss it, I present it in a good light. For example, if someone asks me, "How do you do <X> in FreeBSD?", I rarely suggest that the go read the fine manual. > But if i'm not right - please add on FreeBSD webpage/mailing list > info > > "Every sentence that can potentially lower the income or core team > are punished with 10 lashes. Erik Osterholm will be the executor". More absurdity. Erik _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"