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[2]: Miss-information
by Moulinneuf on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 00:11 UTC in reply to "RE: Miss-information"
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"reversing reality it should be you"

I don't reverse reality.

"Who's asking for free work?"

Not me ...

"Do you even know what your talking about here"

Yes ...

"Ohh i see "

Nope ...

"You might wanna take a look at this from the xfree site... "

I do actually.

"And xfree,, KDE and grome isnt a really big part of any bsd. "

In reality they use it without contributing anything , but don't let that make you loose any sleep.

"Well we allready established"

Yes in hamster world and BSD world you established a lot of things ...

"Funny thing is i see more of that from the linux side"

That is funny you seeing thing in GNU/Linux , really you crack me up ...

"Ohh you talk about the same kind of help openbsd got from all the linux distroes that uses openssh..? "

Yes all that money , was so painfull to receive , I guess you speak for them and are planning to return all that money you got , you plan on talking up the burden of supporting your own stuff this year or we have to again contribute something back ?

"If you changed bsd with mine and them with me you'd be right on the money... The same old bs you allways come up with."

hamster , spin that wheeeellll ;-) ...

BSD fails Because of GNU/Linux and its community , we don't support it enough ... Ok !!

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