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Re: sound, power button, volume buttons

To: Alistair Lambie <alambie@rock.csd.sgi.com>, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
Subject: Re: sound, power button, volume buttons
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 01:41:12 +0200
In-reply-to: <35BF9C5B.73E31A72@csd.sgi.com>; from Alistair Lambie on Wed, Jul 29, 1998 at 03:04:11PM -0700
References: <Pine.BSI.3.96.980729001735.24028A-100000@shell.mdc.net> <19980729090902.D1989@uni-koblenz.de> <199807291540.IAA20337@fir.engr.sgi.com> <19980729185007.K771@uni-koblenz.de> <35BF9C5B.73E31A72@csd.sgi.com>
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On Wed, Jul 29, 1998 at 03:04:11PM -0700, Alistair Lambie wrote:

> Just in case some people don't know it (although I'd guess most people
> do!) MIPS shipped the source of most of the driver code with RISC/os. 
> Doesn't help with the memory subsystem and the like of course.
> 
> Every machine shipped with an OS license, so even if you didn't get a
> copy of the OS with your machine you are entitled to it...getting a copy
> may be the difficult bit :-)

The problem is probably more like with a license for what version did the
machine ship?  Several desperated people have already asked me for copies
of RISC/os and since I didn't want to get into that trap I never gave
somebody a copy.

(Or: Free Software is so much more convenient than warez :-)

  Ralf

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