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Re: OpenBSD article
- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: OpenBSD article
- From: Chris <racerx_(_at_)_makeworld_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Wed, 9 Jul 2003 19:08:05 -0500
On Wednesday 09 July 2003 06:57 pm, Ted Goodridge, Jr wrote:
> On Thu, 10 Jul 2003 09:51:07 +1000, James Buchanan
> <softwaredev_(_at_)_dodo_(_dot_)_com_(_dot_)_au> wrote:
> > Interesting article. Will certainly do more to make people in awe of
> > OpenBSD instead of actually get a CD and use the OS. I doubt Theo is
> > a mental misfit, in fact I'm sure he isn't. His mind is clear... how
> > else could he direct the development of the world's most secure OS for
> > 7 years? But anyway, at least OpenBSD is actually getting some
> > publicity. I hope that's a good thing. :-)
> Misfit just might be fitting, but I think most people take "misfit" as a
> negative when it is not always so.
> Dictionary.com defines misfit as:
> "One who is unable to adjust to one's environment or circumstances or is
> considered to be disturbingly different from others."
> Why is that necessarily a bad thing? Most "genius" is unique, and they
> are out of step with most people in society simply because they are forward
> thinking, bright, and usually are uncompromising in their beliefs and
> vision. People like Theo contribute greatly to society as a whole.
> Sometimes they can be brash, but each person has unique quirks.
> Unfortunately, articles like this tend to characterize people in a negative
> light without taking a look at the whole person.
> What's that old adage about any publicity is good publicity? I would love
> to see the numbers of users of OpenBSD over the past few years. I would
> wager all this exposure is making people aware of this fantastic Operating
On a lighter note - Who needs Chapstick?!?!
Just kidding guys - Jeez
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