----- Original Message ----- From: "Marc G. Fournier" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Francisco Reyes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 9:16 AM Subject: Re: Are hardware vendors starting to bail on FreeBSD ... ?
> On Wed, 28 Jun 2006, Francisco Reyes wrote: > > > Marc G. Fournier writes: > > > >> settled on HP Proliant servers . > > > > The problem with HP, as I see it, is that they "officially" do not support > > freebsd.. I even sent an email to ask.. and the categorically stated that it > > is not supported. > > > > I would not want to standarize on something which is not guaranted will work > > in the future with FreeBSD. > > the problem is that none of the Tier 1 hardware manufacturer's support > FreeBSD, and a growing number of places (ie. Adaptec / Intel) appear to be > dropping support for it as well ... > This isn't true. The big problem is that Adaptec has kind of a lock on the SCSI market, because that market is a shrinking market and no company in it's right mind that isn't in SCSI now would start trying to get into it. And Adaptec has always been very unfriendly to releasing programming details, it's a corporate culture thing with them. Just look at a lot of their Linux stuff like their support for sata raid. They waste ten times the effort writing driver "blobs" and keeping them maintained than if they just released a sample source driver for their stuff and let the Linux maintainers use that as a base. And people reverse engineer their stuff all the time so it's not like it stays secret, not to mention they have bought out most of their competitors so it's not like anyone would have the resources to fuel a challenge to them. Ted _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"