Subject: Re: Community Issues ** LONG **
To: Kenneth D. Merry <>
From: Joel Reicher <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 02/23/1999 08:33:03
> I think the issue of Sun wanting *any* OS to run on their hardware should
> be viewed from the perspective of hardware sales.  They're interested in
> selling more hardware, and if they think that getting FreeBSD running on
> Sparc hardware will do it, they'll support it.  It's just like all of the
> work that Intel does to cook up new uses for its processors.  Intel wants
> to drive hardware sales, so they try to make sure that as much software as
> possible runs on their chips.

This is not intrinsically a bad thing. If the software usage benefits us,
what does it matter that the hardware usage would benefit Sun? As long as
their profit is not our loss, I don't see a problem.

Maybe I've misunderstood and you weren't actually implying it's a bad thing. :)

	- Joel