Subject: RE: Successful FSBs
From: Rich Bodo <rsb@ostel.com>
Date: Thu, 31 Oct 2002 14:14:07 -0800 (PST)


> One thing that is interesting is that the BIOS listings themselves did
> not contain any copyright or other license notice.  None.  When was the
> last time you saw a source code listing with no copyright or license
> reference?
>

The whole thing is kind of weird.  So if their strategy was to
encourage third party products but not PC manufacturers, why release
the BIOS source at all?  To appease the hobbyists?  I suppose it
didn't matter much.  It would have been reverse engineered and a BIOS
market would have sprung up anyway.

-Rich

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