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

On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 10:56:25AM +0200, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 30, 2004 at 03:26:20AM -0500, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > You don't need permission to reverse-engineer anything.
> > 
> > If we're going to talk to Apple, we should ask them to release the boot
> > sector and anything else we need within the scope of this problem under
> > a DFSG-compatible license.
> Only problem would be if they don't have the source code for this 10+
> year old little bit of code.

That's only conceivably a problem if we want to ask them to GPL or LGPL
it.  We could ask for the stuff to be licensed under the MIT/X11
license, including the source if they can find it.

G. Branden Robinson                |     My first priority in any attack is
Debian GNU/Linux                   |     to solve the problem - not issue a
branden@debian.org                 |     press release.
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |     -- Steve McInerney

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