Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Fri Jul 28 19:51:56 UTC 2006

On Jul 28, 2006, at 1:25 PM, jan gestre wrote:

> On 7/28/06, Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC <chad at> wrote:
>> On Jul 27, 2006, at 5:41 PM, Born, Clinton wrote:
>> > Really? I wouldn't want such a myopic view when choosing to
>> > allocate our
>> > shareholders dollars. Best tool for the job. Period!
>> That is not as easy as you make it out to be.  WHat one might in the
>> short term see as the best tool may not be such in 2 years when
>> support is dropped and you are in a forced obsolescence and have to
>> replace it with something else...  So making value judgments like
>> tools that are known to be well supported on FReeBSD for example is
>> part of determining the best tool for the job
> these are FUD!

????  There is nothing there that is FUD.

> always think positive and don't be a cynic. nobody knows what will  
> happen
> two years from now, right?

No, you can't, but often past history can predict pretty well how  
some companies will behave.  If companies have a history of quickly  
dropping support etc then they probably will continue down that  
path.  Of they provide open source drivers and commit back into the  
project, they will probably continue with that.


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