Subject: Re: FreeBSD Bus DMA
To: Hank <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ted Lemon <email@example.com>
Date: 06/11/1998 19:50:08
> I'm just wondering now if it is possibal to "force" driver devolpers to
> support a platform they do not have. (ie if a bug only shows up in
> NetBSD require teh FreeBSD devolper fix that code) If anyone can come up
> with a way to do that without driving away good devolpers, be my guest.
> It is byond me to come up with such a thing.
Of course it's not possible. You can't *force* anybody to hack on
free software. But if the API is the same, then when a diff comes in
for a FreeBSD driver that appears to make sense, it'll likely get
incorporated. Likewise for a NetBSD driver. This is a Big Win - it
avoids a *lot* of version drift and bookkeeping, which we're all
suffering from now.