[vbox-dev] OT: Desmond, here's why writing vbox-users will help VBox work on FreeBSD sooner (was: Klaus & Wal)

Jason Spiro jasonspiro2 at gmail.com
Fri Oct 10 16:58:16 GMT 2008

2008/10/10 Desmond Chapman <que_deseja at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 3) I am going to try importing linux headers. I will post the results or mail
> them directly to certain peoples [who subscribe to] the list.

Klaus and Knut are developers.  They have given us a free gift:
VirtualBox, for Windows and Linux, for free, with source code.  Knut
told you, "If you cannot help out getting the driver working, please
do not post build problems or patches for FreeBSD. Fixing the build is
easy and it's not what we need help with."

In return for their free gift:

1.  We kindly ask that you not post anything related to building VBox
on FreeBSD to this list.  Post it to
http://www.virtualbox.org/mailman/listinfo/vbox-users instead.
2.  We kindly ask that you not mail such things to any list members
without also CC'ing the list, unless you ask the members for
permission first and they agree.

Here is why:

You would like VBox to work on FreeBSD soon.  I think that also would
be nice.  It is difficult to notice this by email, but I think they
are probably angry because you disrespected their requests several
times.  Every time you disrespect their requests do that, you probably
make them angrier.  They may associate their anger with FreeBSD.
Every time they think of FreeBSD, they may think of you and get angry
again.  This will discourage them from porting VBox to FreeBSD or
hiring somebody who can.

By the way:  Please do not start a new thread of conversation every
time you write to us.  I see from your emails that you are using the
Hotmail web interface.  Please change your mailing list subscription
settings to "individual emails" instead of "digest".  Then you can
reply properly using Hotmail's "reply" button.  This will make
everybody happier.


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