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Date:      Sun, 10 Dec 2017 15:51:10 -0500
From:      Baho Utot <baho-utot@columbus.rr.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: CUDA under FreeBSD
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On 12/10/2017 3:27 PM, Steve O'Hara-Smith wrote:
> On Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:48:55 -0700
> JD <jd1008@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> It seems (to me) that fbsd might be dropped altogether, and developers
>> will not waste their time and talent on an OS that has a very very small
>> installed base.
> 	People have been saying things like that about FreeBSD for the last
> twenty years, it's still going strong.
>
> 	Developers spend time on FreeBSD because they want FreeBSD, they
> don't really care how many other people want it as well so long as there
> are enough people interested in developing it to keep it going and
> improving.

Except for the fact that the devs are always complaining about not 
having enough people to do the work.  That is why the posts almost 
always say patches are welcome or something simular.

> 	Companies like nVidia do care about market share, they know that if
> they provide Linux support it will make a noticeable difference to their
> sales but FreeBSD support probably won't.
>
> 	It seems very likely (but impossible to tell for sure) that the
> installed base of FreeBSD is larger today than it was when ftp.cdrom.com
> held the record for the busiest ftp site a couple of decades ago. However
> the installed base of Linux is far larger than it was then (larger than the
> installed base of any other OS if you include Android as a flavour of
> Linux).
>




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