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Re: SGI joins linux internationalt

To: wje@fir.engr.sgi.com (William J. Earl)
Subject: Re: SGI joins linux internationalt
From: kck@mailbox.esd.sgi.com (Ken Klingman)
Date: Sat, 5 Dec 1998 19:16:20 -0800 (PST)
Cc: anderson@more.net, wje@fir.engr.sgi.com, adevries@engsoc.carleton.ca, linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
In-reply-to: <199812042233.OAA19757@fir.engr.sgi.com> from "William J. Earl" at Dec 4, 98 02:33:03 pm
Sender: owner-linux@cthulhu.engr.sgi.com
> 
> Eric L. Anderson writes:
>  > "William J. Earl" wrote:
>  > > 
>  > >        I am working on getting authorization to release more 
> documentation,
>  > > as well as fragments of hardware management software and, if possible,
>  > > downloadable graphics firmware for those cards which require firmware.
>  > > I have agreement in principle, but I need to get agreement on the 
> complete
>  > > list of items to be released.
>  > 
>  > Does the "list of items" include the VPC video hardware? It would be
>  > great to see SGI support Linux as an alternative OS for the VPC.
> 
>       I don't think I can comment on the VPC right now.
> 

We are working on incorporating support for the new workstation
products into the standard LInux distributions.  However, there
are issues with both graphics and digital media that make it
difficult to release details about the hardware implementation
and interfaces.

Ken Klingman

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