How many FreeBSD hackers does it take to change a lightbulb?

I’m sure this is written tongue-in-cheek, though there may be some truth in it here and there:

How many FreeBSD hackers does it take to change a lightbulb?

One thousand, one hundred and seventy-two:

Twenty-three to complain to -current about the lights being out;

Four to claim that it is a configuration problem, and that such matters really belong on -questions;

Three to submit PRs about it, one of which is misfiled under doc and consists only of “it’s dark”;

One to commit an untested lightbulb which breaks buildworld, then back it out five minutes later;

Eight to flame the PR originators for not including patches in their PRs;

Five to complain about buildworld being broken;

Thirty-one to answer that it works for them, and they must have cvsupped at a bad time;

One to post a patch for a new lightbulb to -hackers;

One to complain that he had patches for this three years ago, but when he sent them to -current they were just ignored, and he has had bad experiences with the PR system; besides, the proposed new lightbulb is non-reflexive;

Continues (blog.tusoffka.org)

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