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

Scripsit Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net>

> I thin you don't understand which kind of reverse engineering I'm
> talking about. I'm afraid I am not able to be any clearer without
> repeating myself.

Um, sorry for temporarily misplacing my temper here. I see now that I
have indeed expressed myself ambguously. I originally wrote something

     Before we begin a clean-room reimplementation, we should ask
     Apple for permission to do foo.

Most readers have understood that to mean "we cannot do a clean-room
reimplementation without permission to do foo", and tried to tell me
that this is wrong, which indeed it is.

What I really meant was

     Doing foo is easier and safer than a clean-room reimplementation,
     but would need permission from Apple. We should not begin
     spending effort on a clean-room reimplementation until we have
     reason to believe that Apple won't let us do foo instead.

Does that make my subsequent comments clearer?

Henning Makholm                           "og de står om nissen Teddy Ring."

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