Subject: Re: The future of NetBSD
To: Marc G. Fournier <>
From: Gilles Chehade <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 09/01/2006 00:24:27
Marc G. Fournier wrote:
>> I doubt that'll be productive -- NetBSD, FreeBSD and OpenBSD have all
>> different goals...
> Even at the kernel level?  Look at device drivers and vendors as one 
> example ... companies like adaptec have to write *one* device driver, 
> for, what, 50+ distributions of linux ... for us, they need to write 
> one for FreeBSD, one for NetBSD, one for OpenBSD, and *now* one for 
> DragonflyBSD ... if we had *at least* a common API for that sort of 
> stuff, it might be asier to get support at the vendor level, no?

How would a common API provide more support from the vendor ? What does 
the API have to do with releasing documentation ?