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Re: OpenBSD MetaStore: Distributed hosting?



A brief recap of the "Which SATA controller to
purchase" thread, "OpenBSD Hardware Sales" thread,
and all the MetaStore threads:

-user asks misc@ which hardware to purchase
for OBSD 3.Y.  The user wants to know how to
match supported chipsets with actual products.

-the list says, "Gee, wouldn't it be swell if
we had a system for tracking which hardware worked
on a given OBSD release."  Theo tells the list his
time is too precious to waste building such a
system (and I agree).  He repeatedly says, "You
can do this."

-SZECHUAN ACTUALLY DOES IT!!  ( I think this the
mythical Step 3: ???? on /. )

-OBSD users nitpick the creator (and NOT the work)
rather than help improve the resource.
Despite repeated attempts to give his work to the
community, Szechuan is persecuted for being a
network admin fascist (which he is- the same goes for
all of you who straight drop packets from Linux boxes).

This whole situation is very sad.  Without wasting the
devs effort for a single line of code, a goose which is
80% of the way to laying golden eggs will get scrapped
because few of you have even a shred of tact or grace.
This MetaStore could be a very nice stream of revenue for
the project (not to mention the untold satisfaction it
will give when we can just post it's URL in response
to stupid questions about hardware) if only everyone
could put their egos aside and just use the resource and
help.

I am NOT saying the devs should waste any time working on
this.  I'm saying members of the community who have web
dev experience (a few of you already stepped up in previous
threads), should help polish off the store.  The project
should host it when it begins collecting revenue from
referrals.

Why can't we ALL win??