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Re: Debian-installer, older hardware, boot loaders, miboot & amiboot & ..

Scripsit Walter Landry <wlandry@ucsd.edu>
> Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:

> > It's not the "reverse engineering" that needs permission; it's the
> > "distribute derived code".

> The spec has been reverse engineered.  The code is then created from
> the spec.  That seems to break the copyright link enough.

Certainly - but I didn't gather that "the spec has been reverse
engineered" was actually a true statement yet for the powermac context
in question. I was suggesting that reengineering would be faster and
easier if we didn't need to have an abstract specification as an
intermeditate link, but could instead work on directly reconstructing
a meaningful assembler source file that compiles to exactly the magic
bits we already know. At the very least, debugging the result would be
vastly easier...

Henning Makholm             "Jeg forstår mig på at anvende sådanne midler på
                           folks legemer, at jeg kan varme eller afkøle dem,
                    som jeg vil, og få dem til at kaste op, hvis det er det,
                  jeg vil, eller give afføring og meget andet af den slags."

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