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: Miss-information
by Joe User on Thu 1st Feb 2007 16:42 UTC in reply to "Miss-information"
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It's a good thing that you can use BSD code in your commercial applications. It's the goal of the BSD license: Being able to use the code the way you want, be it in free or closed software. This is not the case with evil GPL license. Developers should boycott anything that is GPL infected.

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