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Re: Indy Documentation

To: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: Indy Documentation
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2000 18:40:28 +0200
Cc: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>, Geert Uytterhoeven <geert@linux-m68k.org>, Ulf Carlsson <ulfc@calypso.engr.sgi.com>, linux@engr.sgi.com, linux-mips@fnet.fr, linux-mips@vger.rutgers.edu
In-reply-to: <20000516120830.F2191@paradigm.rfc822.org>; from flo@rfc822.org on Tue, May 16, 2000 at 12:08:30PM +0200
References: <20000513183248.C1279@paradigm.rfc822.org> <Pine.LNX.4.05.10005142056290.9474-100000@callisto.of.borg> <20000515232358.E1682@uni-koblenz.de> <20000516120830.F2191@paradigm.rfc822.org>
On Tue, May 16, 2000 at 12:08:30PM +0200, Florian Lohoff wrote:

> > More documentation jewels - I've got now paper copies of R8000
> > documentation and a collection of stuff regarding the R6000.  I was told
> > that the R6000 was so buggy that understanding the internal circuitry is
> > a prerequisite for writing an OS bug now I got everything we need.
> > Except a R6000 machine :-)
> 
> What is the license or publishing restrictions of those documents ?

No idea.

> How will these legal issues be brought on the track ? I think both
> companies (SGI + Mips) should have an interest to free up these documents
> or at least hand out to some people who sign some kind of NDA.

This is all about rather old machines and also involves investing some
resources so the interest is limited.  Unfortunately this is a quite generic
truth which is valid far beyond the borders of this case and these two
companies.

  Ralf

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