Paul Richards paul at freebsd-services.com
Mon Aug 11 10:37:29 BST 2003

On Fri, 2003-08-01 at 11:37, Paul Robinson wrote:
> Sam Smith wrote:
> >On Fri, 25 Jul 2003, Sam Smith wrote:
> >
> >>The next Manchester BSD User Group meeting will be Tuesday
> >>5th August (a week on Monday), 2003 in the Lass O'Gowrie.
> >>
> >>Further details are at http://www.bsdgroups.org.uk/manchester
> >>
> >
> >And before anyone says anything, yes the subject did have
> >the wrong day in it.
> >
> As is now fast becoming tradition, Manchester BSD UGs normally result in 
> the start or end of some blazing row over something trivial (Monolithic 
> vs Microkernel, XML vs. CVS, vi vs. emacs, Perl vs. Python) and all 

XML vs CVS ?

> DragonFlyBSD is the new home of the eternal bikeshed. Matthew Dillon's 
> project will either fail, or cause friction within the BSD project to 
> the point that other projects will fail. The ideas he is proposing are 
> neither new, revolutionary, or for the average user interesting. His 
> project will gain momentum from allowing changes that are mostly 
> bikeshed projects.
> I shall be arguing with anybody who cares for the above. Bring it on, 
> suckers. I should point out, I wish him well and I think he's a nice 
> chap, I just think his project is the wrong way to acheive what he wants 
> to acheive.

Depends on what you think he's trying to achieve. Given that he was
expelled from FreeBSD if he wanted to achieve anything at all then he
had little choice other than to setup his own project.


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