Brett Taylor wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, cliff ainsworth III wrote:
> > Another funny one I think was posted on the OpenBSD list involved
> > daemon news. I think they complained that it was too FreeBSD centric.
> > Hmmmm..... lets see..... it started on the FreeBSD Advocacy list and
> > we incorporated the other BSD groups. And nothing prevents any of them
> > from submitting numerous articles to d-news.Then a short time later
> > FreeBSD had its own 'zine. Everybody got what they wanted.
> Chris and I specifically went looking for contributors from all of the
> BSDs when we started DN. Ejovi Nuwere came on at the beginning and has
> been an off and on contributor since then (there's a nice one about his
> trip to Japan coming out next month). We even have our first BSD/OS
> contributor (in theory - nothing from him yet). We have a number of
> people from NetBSD doing stuff but not a whole bunch of them. The team
> certainly is dominated by the FreeBSD folks, primarily I think because
> there are more FreeBSD users overall so there's a bigger pool there. As
> noted, it also started out on the FreeBSD list.
> We'd be more than happy to receive articles from any of the BSDs. :-)
And the regular columnists try to be careful about showing a FreeBSD
(or any other BSD) bias, to "spread the wealth." I have a NetBSD system
at home, and try to mention NetBSD, OpenBSD, RTMX, and even BSD/OS
whenever it makes sense or I can find a quote. I belong to a private
informal mailing list with two other DN columnists where we review
each others columns, and we often discuss the applicability of various
commands, features, etc., to NetBSD and OpenBSD, though we are all
primarily FreeBSD users.
(And no, you can't join the list, that's what PRIVATE means. ;^)
FreeBSD seems to have more users than all of the above put together,
so it's natural FreeBSD will get the most attention. That doesn't
equate to any sort of conspiracy against the other BSD systems. We
have actively and openly recruited them.
I think the entire DN staff will agree we would absolutely LOVE to
get an article from Theo, on just about any topic. Even a "puff
piece" on who Theo is would get published, as would such pieces on
other BSD "legendaries." Except maybe Jordan -- how much personal
life can a perl script have? Maybe we can interview his cats and
get the scoop on what he's really like. ;^}
"Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?"
Wes Peters Softweyr LLC
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