Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 1st Feb 2007 14:41 UTC, submitted by Oliver
FreeBSD "Linux has a large amount of device drivers for hardware not supported on FreeBSD, especially USB devices. Not rarely, such drivers have been written based on information derived by protocol sniffing, reverse engineering and the like. This makes the code highly undocumented, and renders the porting effort extremely error prone. To help with this task, I decided to start working on an emulation layer that would let us recompile the linux source code on FreeBSD, and provide a sufficiently complete emulation of the kernel APIs so that device drivers (or at least certain classes) could be used without modifications to their source code."
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RE: Miss-information
by Oliver on Thu 1st Feb 2007 16:33 UTC in reply to "Miss-information"
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2006-07-15

Such a nonsense in this short time? One of the usual GNUish zealots, who don't care about open source, just about licenses and their ego!

>Not rarely, such drivers have been written based on information derived by protocol sniffing, reverse engineering and the like. This makes the code highly undocumented, and renders the porting effort extremely error prone.

This is a fact.

>who was closed and is now being used under other licenses inside Microsoft Windows OS and Apple MAC OS X .

Hey Mr. Zealot, you've forgotten to mention Linux and it's viral GPL. It's already offtopic thanks to some zealots, so it doesn't matter anymore. Speaking tacheles is most of time the only way to cope with zealots.

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