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[5]: Miss-information
by hamster on Thu 1st Feb 2007 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Miss-information"
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"No , its not. Care to see me in court with your real name with it ? So that I can make some money of you ? Because the viral effect nonsense was tried and discarded with prejudice in a court of law. Ask your lawyer to search for "Daniel Wallace" he tried a couple of attack on the GPL and got them all trown out of court with prejudice , the viral effect was part of one of them. "

You might even wanna take a look at the definition of viral...

"Viral phenomena are objects or patterns able to replicate themselves or convert other objects into copies of themselves when these objects are exposed to them."

What happens when the gpl comes in contact with a compatible licens?

And before you start putting names out there you might wanna take a look at what the court cases were about. None of them were about the viral effect of the gpl but about some weird idea about price fixing.

Funny to see you dig your hole even deeper.

"The problem you have is that you don't know what viral is and loosely don't really count in reality or in a court of law. "

For someone who dont' seem to understand the definition of viral and who make claims about a court case about other things being able to decide that the gpl isnt viral you really shouldn't talk about what other people know and don't know.

BTW read my other post I also suggested that X should be made GPL so that more funds and support be given to it. "

What makes you think they would make that change now?

"Don't worry about BSD , I am on the case ;-)"

Yeah i'm sure they need a good laugh.

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