so, FreeBSD on VMware is dead, right?

Adrian Chadd adrian at
Sun Jan 22 05:17:32 UTC 2012

.. maybe the correct(er) solution would be "We've got a couple of companies
who would love to take on the responsibility of hacking on and testing the
vmware driver support for FreeBSD, please consider negotiating an NDA to
get whatever source opened up?"


On 21 January 2012 12:12, Michael Scheidell <scheidell at> wrote:

> I reached out to a high level sr engineer at VMware and told him there was
> a lot of companies using FreeBSD on VMware, and a lot more that would, if
> just VMware gave us some love (fixed, or helped us fix some device drivers).
> He asked "how many"?
> Well, I sure can't go back to him and tell him that there was only one
> company who contacted me back who said that they used VMware in production
> systems, with FreeBSD guest os.
> If there isn't anyone else with VMware problems, and I really want to be
> clear:  VMware is a 'for profit' company, so, small numbers won't impress
> them, but if there are any companies (aside from the one that contacted
> me.. you don't have to again, I have your email).
> If no one else, I'll call him back on the phone and apologize for
> bothering him.
> I was really hoping to get some of the virtual nic issues, and hgfs issues
> worked out, but, I guess there isn't enough commercial interest.
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