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[3]: Miss-information
by Moulinneuf on Thu 1st Feb 2007 23:44 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Miss-information"
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"Unless explicitly performed, the GPL-licensed project does not share back with the BSD-licensed project."

I wonder where all those software BSD got lately come from with such name like KDE , GNOME , XFREE , , it must be all paid and bought and contributed by BSD ( not at all )...

Reality GPL contribute to BSD all the time , on purpose or not , and BSD is not even contributing to itself.

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