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authorJordan K. Hubbard <jkh@FreeBSD.org>1996-07-16 16:01:35 +0000
committerJordan K. Hubbard <jkh@FreeBSD.org>1996-07-16 16:01:35 +0000
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parent9b18e100368f9429c2fecbbc98db727a12068112 (diff)
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Might as well update the handbook while I'm at it - some sections haverelease/2.1.7release/2.1.6release/2.1.5
been added.
-rw-r--r--handbook/goals.sgml20
-rw-r--r--handbook/hw.sgml20
-rw-r--r--handbook/submitters.sgml14
3 files changed, 38 insertions, 16 deletions
diff --git a/handbook/goals.sgml b/handbook/goals.sgml
index 24ca6c8ffc..386c1c4989 100644
--- a/handbook/goals.sgml
+++ b/handbook/goals.sgml
@@ -1,9 +1,25 @@
-<!-- $Id: goals.sgml,v 1.1 1995-12-07 13:22:13 jkh Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Id: goals.sgml,v 1.1.2.1 1996-07-16 16:01:33 jkh Exp $ -->
<!-- The FreeBSD Documentation Project -->
<sect><heading>FreeBSD Project goals<label id="goals"></heading>
<p><em>Contributed by &a.jkh;</em>.
-<p><em>Note: This section is under construction.</em>
+<p>The goals of the FreeBSD Project are to provide software that may
+be used for any purpose and without strings attached. Many of us
+have a significant investment in the code (and project) and would
+certainly not mind a little financial renumeration now and then,
+but we're definitely not prepared to insist on it. We believe
+that our first and foremost "mission" is to provide code to any
+and all comers, and for whatever purpose, so that the code gets
+the widest possible use and provides the widest possible benefit.
+This is, I believe, one of the most fundamental goals of Free
+Software and one that we enthusiastically support.
+<p>That code in our source tree which falls under the GNU Public License
+(GPL) or GNU Library Public License (GLPL) comes with slightly more
+strings attached, though at least on the side of enforced
+access rather than the usual opposite. Due to the additional
+complexities that can evolve in the commercial use of GPL software,
+we do, however, endeavor to replace such software with submissions
+under the more relaxed BSD copyright whenever possible.
diff --git a/handbook/hw.sgml b/handbook/hw.sgml
index d992a8a4b9..e2f48d8b41 100644
--- a/handbook/hw.sgml
+++ b/handbook/hw.sgml
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-<!-- $Id: hw.sgml,v 1.6.2.5 1996-07-12 16:33:23 jkh Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Id: hw.sgml,v 1.6.2.6 1996-07-16 16:01:34 jkh Exp $ -->
<!-- The FreeBSD Documentation Project -->
<!--
@@ -54,17 +54,14 @@ Slippery when wet. Beware of dog.
server and workstation systems. If you're really looking for performance,
be also sure to get the <htmlurl url="http://asustek.asus.com.tw/Products/TB/mem-0002.html" name="pipelined burst cache module">. I feel that it's worth
the extra cost. If you're looking for a 486 class motherboard, you might
- also investigate ASUS's <htmlurl url="http://asustek.asus.com.tw/FTP/ASUS/Info/Spec/pvi-486sp3.txt" name="486SP3G"> offering.
+ also investigate ASUS's <htmlurl url="http://asustek.asus.com.tw/FTP/ASUS/Info/Spec/pvi-486sp3.txt" name="486SP3G"> offering (Note: These have become
+ increasingly hard to get as ASUS apparently no longer manufactures them).
NOTE: The Intel <htmlurl url="http://asustek.asus.com.tw/Products/TB/triton-intro.html" name="Triton"> chip-set based motherboards do not offer memory
parity logic, making it almost impossible to detect when a memory error
- has occurred. Those wishing to build highly fault-tolerant systems may
- therefore want to wait for Intel's newest generation of motherboards
- based on the Orion chip-set or investigate ASUS's SiS chip-set based
- motherboard, the <htmlurl url="http://asustek.asus.com.tw/FTP/ASUS/Info/Spec/pi-p55sp4.txt" name="P55SP4">. I have no personal experience with this
- motherboard and have heard mixed reports - some say it's a fine MB, others
- say that it's measurably slower than the Triton. The only undisputed
- advantage it offers is being available <em>now</em>.
+ has occurred. Those wishing to build more fault-tolerant systems should
+ therefore buy one of the newer Triton II based motherboards, which offer
+ both better performance and parity checking.
<sect2><heading>Disk Controllers</heading>
<p>This one is a bit trickier, and while I used to recommend the
@@ -133,7 +130,9 @@ Slippery when wet. Beware of dog.
or Compex ENET32 cards for any serious PCI based networking. Both of
the PCI cards are based around DEC's DC21041 Ethernet controller
chip and other cards using it, such as the Zynx ZX342 or DEC DE435,
- will generally work as well.
+ will generally work as well. For 100Mbit networking, either the
+ SMC SMC9332DST 10/100MB or Intel EtherExpress Pro/100B cards will do
+ a fine job.
<sect2><heading>Serial</heading>
<p>If you're looking for high-speed serial networking solutions, then
@@ -241,6 +240,7 @@ Slippery when wet. Beware of dog.
&uart;
&sio;
+ &cy;
<sect1><heading>* Parallel ports</heading>
<sect1><heading>* Modems</heading>
diff --git a/handbook/submitters.sgml b/handbook/submitters.sgml
index 9a89b30455..16bfdd1b10 100644
--- a/handbook/submitters.sgml
+++ b/handbook/submitters.sgml
@@ -1,4 +1,4 @@
-<!-- $Id: submitters.sgml,v 1.2.4.4 1996-07-12 16:33:27 jkh Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Id: submitters.sgml,v 1.2.4.5 1996-07-16 16:01:35 jkh Exp $ -->
<!-- The FreeBSD Documentation Project -->
<chapt><heading>Contributing to FreeBSD<label id="submitters"></heading>
@@ -401,7 +401,7 @@ THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF
THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
- $Id: submitters.sgml,v 1.2.4.4 1996-07-12 16:33:27 jkh Exp $
+ $Id: submitters.sgml,v 1.2.4.5 1996-07-16 16:01:35 jkh Exp $
</verb></tscreen>
For your convenience, a copy of this text can be found in
<tt>/usr/share/examples/etc/bsd-style-copyright</tt>.
@@ -495,13 +495,19 @@ like to publically thank them here!
<item><htmlurl url="mailto:ANDRSN@HOOVER.STANFORD.EDU"
name="Annelise Anderson">
- has generously donated funding to the further development of FreeBSD
+ has generously donated funding for the further development of FreeBSD
</item>
<item><htmlurl url="http://www.epilogue.com/" name="Epilogue
- Technology Corporation">has generously donated funding to FreeBSD.
+ Technology Corporation">has generously donated funding for FreeBSD
+ development.
</item>
+ <item><htmlurl url="mailto:gmarco@masternet.it"
+ name="Gianmarco Giovannelli"> has generously donated funding for
+ FreeBSD development.
+ </item>
+
<item><htmlurl url="http://www.iijnet.or.jp/laser5/" name="Laser5">
in Japan has graciously donated a portion of their profits from the
sale of their <em>FreeBSD for PC98'ers</em> CD, a port of FreeBSD to