[nycbug-talk] How many NYCBUG folks want USB working on the BeagleBone

George Rosamond george at ceetonetechnology.com
Mon Feb 11 11:47:13 EST 2013

On 02/11/13 11:31, Brett Wynkoop wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:18:03 -0500
> George Rosamond <george at ceetonetechnology.com> wrote:
>> I'm all for this and certainly could use USB support, but I think
>> it's probably a good idea to connect with a dev who'd be interested
>> in doing the actual work.  Then if necessary, we could provide
>> contact info to the engineer at CircuitCo.
>> A bunch of us (including Brett) are involved in the FBSD-arm list
>> already, so it might be a good idea to find out the route to getting
>> it done, and who might be interested...
>> I know how a 'bounty' works, but in this context, getting a sense of
>> the path might be a useful first step.
>> And if $100 is the perceived bar of entry, then it's not exactly
>> conducive to an array of people contributing...
>> my $0.02.
> Greeting-
> I think there is a small disconnect in your understanding, and it is
> probably due to my not explaining things well enough.
> I have already polled some devs.  There is one that is a good choice,
> but at the moment he is playing with other things and may or may not
> get back to usb.  Another of the devs suggested him and suggested
> offering him an incentive to do the rest of the USB work.

Cool.  Good stuff.

> I said that at this point we had 3 folks in for $100 each.
>     3 * 100 = 300
> I would like to get pledges of more than that before I approach the dev
> in question.  I will also contact the FreeBSD Foundation so we can make
> our contributions there and they pay the dev so we can all get a tax
> deduction.

Agree.  All for self-initiative, and I am personally 100% behind you on 
this.  Don't get me wrong.

We should consider adding this to the next announce@ email.

> I would love to hear your thoughts given my fuller explanation.

It is a good idea (but not a requirement IMHO) to have the Foundation 
deal directly with it.

Maybe they could setup a specific method of donations directly for this 
to broaden the appeal?

(i'd cc Dru and GNN, but I know they're on this list)

There is a bunch of ARM board work (including new support for 
VersatilePB) going on right now.

My overall feeling (representing me and only me) is that this is great. 
  You are to be applauded Brett.  We need more of this in NYC*BUG, not 
less.  May you set a tone for others around our scene.

Side note: I wonder how applicable the BBone USB work is to other ARM 


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