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[4]: Miss-information
by Doc Pain on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 00:00 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Miss-information"
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I hope I understand you correctly, but...

"BSD don't help make anything , it help destroy itself and cut funding and support to itself as it as no effect on anything else."

Actually, BSD helps making a commercial project (developing software for medical IT infrastructure). The BSD license allows me to do so. The customer does not pay for the BSD parts, but for the parts that are developed on the BSD basis. The final product is not licensed under BSDL. The FreeBSD parts still are.

If the project runs well, I surely will donate money to the FreeBSD developer team, and even think about releasing some libraries to the FreeBSD ports collection, if they may be usable for anybody else.

Furthermore, BSDs have interchange effects, for example parts of OpenBSD are "translated to" and used in FreeBSD.

"Thats why it as to rely on GNU/Linux and GPL. Witch they hate because they know its what they could have been , its a constant reminder that because they failed we adapted and are now doing better then they do."

Who are "they"?

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