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[5]: Miss-information
by hamster on Thu 1st Feb 2007 22:36 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Miss-information"
hamster
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2006-10-06

"No , its not. Care to see me in court with your real name with it ? So that I can make some money of you ? Because the viral effect nonsense was tried and discarded with prejudice in a court of law. Ask your lawyer to search for "Daniel Wallace" he tried a couple of attack on the GPL and got them all trown out of court with prejudice , the viral effect was part of one of them. "

You might even wanna take a look at the definition of viral...

"Viral phenomena are objects or patterns able to replicate themselves or convert other objects into copies of themselves when these objects are exposed to them."

What happens when the gpl comes in contact with a compatible licens?

And before you start putting names out there you might wanna take a look at what the court cases were about. None of them were about the viral effect of the gpl but about some weird idea about price fixing.

Funny to see you dig your hole even deeper.

"The problem you have is that you don't know what viral is and loosely don't really count in reality or in a court of law. "

For someone who dont' seem to understand the definition of viral and who make claims about a court case about other things being able to decide that the gpl isnt viral you really shouldn't talk about what other people know and don't know.

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BTW read my other post I also suggested that X should be made GPL so that more funds and support be given to it. "

What makes you think they would make that change now?

"Don't worry about BSD , I am on the case ;-)"

Yeah i'm sure they need a good laugh.

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v RE[6]: Miss-information
by Moulinneuf on Thu 1st Feb 2007 23:16 in reply to "RE[5]: Miss-information"
RE[7]: Miss-information
by hamster on Fri 2nd Feb 2007 15:41 in reply to "RE[6]: Miss-information"
hamster Member since:
2006-10-06

"
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&defl=en&q=d...

# Having to do with a virus.
www.stjude.org/glossary

# A self-propagating practice or pattern of Internet use that moves from person to person. Works best in consumer e-commerce because of easy adoption. Longer sales cycle for b2b e-commerce makes viral practices less important. Example: HotMail's explosive growth
www.eyefortransport.com/glossary/uv.shtml

# Pertaining to viruses.
www.pestmanagement.co.uk/lib/glossary/glossary_v.shtml

# spread by non-standard comunication.
www.awaredesign.co.nz/glossary.html

# relating to or caused by a virus; "viral infection"
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

# Viral phenomena are objects or patterns able to replicate themselves or convert other objects into copies of themselves when these objects are exposed to them.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viral "

You forgot one... Funny enough the one i used. I cant say i'm surpriced that you did'nt use that one in your post as it would prove your self wrong.

"Nothing ... someone as to introduce GPL code in something else or use it as its base for it to come into effect ... There is GPL coded software on Windows and Apple if it where viral Windows and Apple would be entirely GPL by now just by being in contact with it ... What can I say reality don't have much value in your fabulations and lies. "

It's funny how pimple faced kids who are affraid of bigger kids allways needs to insult others on the internet. Atleast you could find something real to say your bs about insted of just rewriting reality so it fits into your basementworld.
Just what would happend if i were to port a gpled driver to freebsd? Would the result be that the driver was bsdl'ed or would it be gpl'ed?

"That's one of them , lets just say he really hate the GPL and got special funding to attack it so he tried more then once on various subject. "

Well lets see something to back that statement up... Or is it just the usual bs from you?

"I ain't digging a hole at all. "

What do you call all your bs then? Getting deeper and deeper every post you write.

"Thats where your wrong ... But don't worry about me. "

I don't... All i'm worried about is that someone might actually believe your crap insted of looking into it...

"I don't make claim. "

Well you havent been able to suuport your claims with anything real yet...

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Talk is cheap , lets see each other in court hamster , spin that wheelllllll ;-) "

I somehow doubt you old enough to go to court...

"Well they can prove me right by dual licensing it and see just how really wrong they are , but I don't hold my breath on that one. "

Your point being? I asked you what made you think they would switch go another licens when they like the one they use now... You as a linux pophead should be quite happy with it aswell. It's no as if linux havent enjoyed code under the bsdl.

"I dont know why , but laughing is not what I see them doing when they see my name , but I could be wrong on that , because for me BSD is all a big joke that goes nowhere."

They might have the same fear as i have.. that people actually believe your bs... If you atleast had something to back it up with you might be worth a minut but it doesnt seem to be the case... Your the notparker of the linux world... Only he could back atleast some of his talk up.

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