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Porting drivers from Linux to FreeBSD


Son of Beastie

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Meroque said:
Is possible to port drivers from kernel and packages from Linux to FreeBSD? Is it simple or hard?
Its as simple as putting a gearbox from Audi to BMW generally ;)


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Besides the obvious technical issues there's also a licensing issue. GPL code cannot get added to the base/kernel so the driver would be available only as a port. Unless of course you rewrite it from scratch and put it under the BSD license.