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 Moulinneuf on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 11:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Miss-information"
Moulinneuf
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2005-07-06

"What does this mean?"

That BSD's will allow closing of the code ( ultimate freedom remover ) and switching to another license ( ultimate license usage remover ).

"Where's the problem here?"

Everything. List all the bad things for Open Source and Free Software and BSD's as it.

"With the BSDL, it seems to be similar."

No , because in a true scientific environment , you dont get locked out of scientific data or from the improvment or derivative made to/from it.

"As far as I understood"

That's the problem , you claim to understand but you jump to other points and avoid point I make and take the discussion in another direction to avoid them directly. Your not honest in your discussion.

Sorry your completely wrong.

BSD's is not ok for any situation.

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