Subject: Re: FreeBSD Bus DMA
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 06/12/1998 00:07:34
"John S. Dyson" writes:
> Jason Thorpe said:
> > On Thu, 11 Jun 1998 18:06:10 -0500 (EST)
> > "John S. Dyson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I don't think that FreeBSD should EVER permenently adopt code
> > > that will cause us to be dependent on the mood of somone who
> > > might decide to sue someday.
> > I said `interface', not `code'. There _is_ a difference.
> > (Also, why would I want to keep you from using my code?)
> The effect of intolerable public displays is to effectively
> add cost. The emotional toll of using software is sometimes
> not worth whatever transitory technical advantages that it provides.
What is the exact emotional toll of using a common interface?
And does this mean that you didn't mean "sue" but in fact meant
"flame" but somehow let your keyboard slip?