The second CFV for the comp.unix.bsd.openbsd newsgroups was recently posted
to comp.unix.bsd.netbsd.misc; the first one was also posted to
These groups were posted to in addition to the groups listed in the CFV,
without approval or knowledge of the group proponents or of the OpenBSD
organization in general.
As far as we can tell, the additional posting was requested by David
Lawrence; we do not know what his reasoning for this was.
Regardless, we believe that it is in the best interest of the NetBSD
Community to refrain from simply voting "NO" in response to the CFV. It
is common, for instance, to find OpenBSD developers reading and posting
to the NetBSD newsgroups for lack of a better forum, often to the chagrin
of the NetBSD Community. Any apparent, organized, series of "NO" votes
from the NetBSD Community will also damage the credibility of all concerned,
something which noone can afford to do.
We feel that the NetBSD Community should carefully consider these
and other potential outcomes before voting in the OpenBSD CFV. By all
means, vote as you personally see fit-- we are not advocating you vote
"YES", just that noone votes "NO" simply out of some misguided sense of
animosity. There is also the "ABSTAIN" option for those that wish to
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