On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 07:05:24PM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> On Tuesday, 18 January 2005 at 9:12:37 +0100, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > On Tue, Jan 18, 2005 at 09:58:29AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote..
> >> On Monday, 17 January 2005 at 10:06:12 +0000, Poul-Henning Kamp wrote:
> >>> phk 2005-01-17 10:06:12 UTC
> >>> FreeBSD src repository
> >>> Modified files:
> >>> games/fortune/datfiles freebsd-tips
> >>> Log:
> >>> Minor bit of advice.
> >> +%
> >> +If you receive email from the grim reaper, you can silence him and
> >> +keep your bit for another year with a token commit to a fortune(6)
> >> +or calendar(1) data file.
> >> I don't think this is appropriate. Please back out.
> > Appropriate or not, it is technically accurate..
> Nobody disputed that.
> The questions are:
> 1. Do we want to tell beginners how to circumvent the intentions of
> the project?
> 2. Do we want to tell committers how to circumvent the intentions of
> the project?
> The whole thing reeks of a nasty, snide comment. Is this the
> impression that the FreeBSD project wants to cultivate? There are
> enough trolls out there already.
I think the more pertinent point is that most users are not committers
and this is an in-joke that is totally meaningless outside of
developers. I agree as well that it gives a bad impression to those
outside the project who understand its meaning.
Have we become so insular as a project that we think that FreeBSD's
users are now just its developers?