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Date:      Fri, 25 Sep 2020 05:24:18 -0400
From:      Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Regarding your case number 10724899 [ ref:_00D00hhzl._5004V11emZL:ref ]
Message-ID:  <20200925052418.00007bb0@seibercom.net>
In-Reply-To: <20200925084452.3245e533@moonstudio>
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On Fri, 25 Sep 2020 08:44:52 +0200, Ralf Mardorf commented:
>You are aware that sending this mail to a support is spam to the
>mailing lists that have got nothing to do with this support?
>
>On Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:46:34 -0700, David Christensen wrote:
>>What is the URL for the ISO file for SeaToolsBootable[snip]?  
>
>Google: https://www.seagate.com/support/downloads/seatools/
>
>>What is the URL for the source code for [snip] any [snip]
>>GPL v2 code distributed with SeaToolsBootable [snip]?  
>
>This kind of nitpicking is the reason that some vendors never ever will
>support FLOSS operating systems. Without this nitpicking way more
>vendors would use and/or support FLOSS operating systems.
>
>Most of the times it will not result in hosting the source codes on a
>vendor's server, it more likely will end up with dropping FLOSS
>entirely.

I had a talk with a technician from Brother USA several years ago
regarding them directly supporting FreeBSD as they do some other FOSS
distributions. What you just mentioned was one of their concerns. There
were others, a lot of others, but it all came down to it was not
financially feasible for them to do it.

-- 
Jerry



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