[OpenIndiana-discuss] Solaris Express server name broadcast

Ken Gunderson kgunders at teamcool.net
Sun Mar 6 06:38:52 UTC 2011

On Sat, 2011-03-05 at 22:39 +0000, Alasdair Lumsden wrote:
> On 5 Mar 2011, at 22:25, Dmitry G. Kozhinov wrote:
> > We all (OpenIndiana and Solaris users) are using technology created by Sun. Why not be just helpful? There are Oracle employees here at the list providing very helpful information - you call the names. There are Linux and FreeBSD users here. Why kick them off? Why setting a hostile attitude here?

I do not think that a FOSS project community has any moral imperative to
act as a support channel for a commercial product. Nor another competing
FOSS project, for that matter.

To illustrate, I think most would agree that it would be impolite at the
minimum, if not downright ludicrous, for me to expect support for
FreeBSD from an OpenBSD list just because they both derive from a common

> There hasn't been a hostile attitude so far and we shouldn't start now!
> So lets agree to all be friendly to each other.

Bayard put it well.  I think politely pointing S11 users to appropriate
support channels would fall under the umbrella of friendliness. If for
whatever reason, those channels don't meet their needs, then they should
take that under consideration when choosing an OS platform.  

To reiterate, lest some misinterpret, this does not equate to, nor
advocate, hostility.

Ken Gunderson <kgunders at teamcool.net>

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