Ars Technica article focused on Wireguard regarding FreeBSD

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grahamperrin Cause most redditors are children under 18 years old and never use FreeBSD even though they post there. On the mailing lists you'll find everyone using FreeBSD and most do as a career or a FreeBSD developer.
 

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That's an outdated edition of the Guide. Instead:


For clarity:

https://docs.freebsd.org/en/articles/committers-guide/#pre-commit-review

Similarly, the first edition of the Ars Technica article referred to an outdated edition of the FreeBSD Handbook. In an e-mail to the author, I briefly explained and requested a correction, he was "happy to oblige".



I see 2 things:

> All non-trivial changes should be reviewed before they are committed to the repository.

… totally neglected …

For clarity: that (the first of two things) was not totally neglected.



Some problems with the the noise of controversy:
  • basic facts are overlooked
  • where there's reading between the lines, there's the danger of imagination being misrepresented as fact and then echoed (or up-voted) without challenge.
 
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