Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Sep 2006 14:39 UTC, submitted by Joel dahl
BSD and Darwin derivatives Marc G. Fournier has launched a new project with the intention to show hardware vendors that there in fact are a lot of BSD users out there. "We are trying to demonstrate to hardware and software vendors out there that BSD should be viewed as a serious operating system, not just as a hobbyist system, for support (i.e. hardware drivers) purposes."
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RE: almost there
by JamesTRexx on Tue 5th Sep 2006 16:40 UTC in reply to "almost there"
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I think the first focus should be to just get the *BSD numbers, later on they could sort into versions and hardware statistics.
Just letting manufactors know there is a huge number of installations should be enough to get some to start thinking of support. Even if they only write a driver for one version, it should make it easier to port it to another. (as long as it's not a binary-only driver though)

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