I've followed this project for a while, and though I'm not surprised
zealots are coming out of the woodwork, I am surprised by the vehemence
of some of the long time users.
I think your strategy is sound. You need a benefactor, and QEMU is
certainly useful enough to deserve that. I don't see the problem of
using your new kqemu as a temporary lever to get you and your project
the next level. No one is losing anything, and if your strategy works,
everybody will gain. My point of view: Free software isn't about being
Jesus, holding hands and singing Kumbaya... it's about getting what we
want, the way we want it... Free, Open Source, High Quality, Soon, and
without putting developers in the poor house. If you have a stategy in
mind to maximize those benefits, utilizing some new code you wrote, I
say, why the heck not?
I hope your lever gets what you want. All of this doom-and-gloom is
a lot of noise, the way you've licensed this from the beginning as free
and open source, your other FLOSS projects, and should engender a lot
more trust than people seem to be granting you.
The conspiracy theories about QEMU-fast are absolutely ludicrous. It
a kludge, a stop-gap dead-end. Patched kernels is really not a long
solution. Good for what it was. Personally I never bothered running
Good luck with your strategy, I hope it works out.
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