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My I suggest that what you wrote above be put into a file called README1st and uploaded to the snapshots directory of all the FTP mirrors. This way new converts to OpenBSD will have a clear idea of what they are going to download.
No. For one, ocicat isn't a developer, so he can't drop anything onto the FTP site.
Second, this is not the place for suggestions. tech@ is, preferably with a diff.
Third, this is why the FAQ makes clear that if you're new, start with an official release CD: http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq3.html#BuyCD
And the FAQ does make clear what the snapshots directory is: http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html#Flavors
By the way, the FAQ is on the mirror sites, under doc/

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1. What's meant by "head of the CVS repository?
The very latest code, i.e. -current.

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2. Does building packages from source cause the --current version to become insecure (that is, vulnerable) and unstable?
I'm not really sure what you're trying to ask here.
If you're asking "will building a -current port on a release or -stable machine cause the machine to become insecure and/or unstable?" then the answer is "maybe, but probably not." More likely, smaller ports will be "whatever" with that arrangement and larger ports won't build.
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