Hope for USB support?

Hans Petter Selasky hselasky at freebsd.org
Wed Oct 13 16:12:21 UTC 2010

On Wednesday 13 October 2010 17:40:47 Brandon Gooch wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Hans Petter Selasky
> <hselasky at freebsd.org> wrote:
> >> On Mon, Oct 11, 2010 at 11:29 AM, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> >> I could use this as well, and I know of at least 2 others.
> >> I guess a good starting point would be to ask, what is the scope of
> >> work that needs to be done to add USB support to Virtual box in
> >> FreeBSD
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I've looked at the VirtualBox USB layer, and adding FreeBSD USB support
> > should not require too much work. Is anyone interested in paying for
> > this work?
> > 
> > --HPS
> I'm very reliant on VirtualBox, I suspect many on this list are (or
> eventually will be), so I'm interested in having this support.
> Hans, would this be better handled by the FreeBSD Foundation, or would
> a pool of interested users be an appropriate vessel for the funds
> (assuming it is financially viable -- how much are we talking? ;) ).


I was thinking about something like $500-$1000 for adding USB support to 
VirtualBox through LibUSB. Probably you are right that it would be better to 
go through the FreeBSD Foundation, but I would also be fine getting paid 
directly through paypal for example.


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