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 01:10 UTC in reply to "RE: Miss-information"
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"are you sure what this project is about? "


" the three mentiond USB devices?" ...

"USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of Universal Serial Bus technology."

"Face it, bsd's likes free as in free beer, not as in freedom. "

BSD is not Free , because it gets closed and switched ...

"Don't you think that the community got something back?"

Apparently not enough to support itself ... or those call for MONEY and Help where all just in my dreams.

"You think everything is completly lost"

No , just taken by others who generally don't contribute back , if the majority was giving back then the minority would be looked upon as a minor issue and not relevant ...

"when someone chooses to use your code? "

I used to think differently , now I know better , my code with BSD become there code.

"BSD works for well know features, that all has to be rocksolid. "

I don't get that one But I am sure I disagree with it anyway as to do with know features and rock solid with BSD as only example.

"There is no problem in others is earn some money. What is the problem?"

That don't help BSD at all if others always get the money.

"you know that this is not true."

I disagree completely , I know it to be true , as to do with me seeing other BSD cooperative projects , they are rare but they do exist.

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