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Re: Decstation port of Linux... (fwd)

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Subject: Re: Decstation port of Linux... (fwd)
From: (Paul Antoine)
Date: Fri, 3 May 1996 08:36:16 +1000 (EST)
Organization: Softway Pty Ltd
Hi folks,

I'm back from my Euro-american jaunt and have received some good
news re the DECStations from Jon "maddog" Hall at DEC:

> From: "Jon 'maddog' Hall, USG Senior Leader" <>
> Paul,
> I have sent a message to the Vice President in charge of workstations
> outlining the need for documentation, and asking him to both point me to 
> the engineers in charge of this information, and to authorize them to 
> release any and all hardware information to you.
> In the meantime, you might also look at the code for netBSD.  netBSD 
> works on a variety of DECstation platforms, and you might be able to 
> glean drivers, bootcode, etc. from them.
> I will let you know when I hear from the VP.  If you don't hear from me 
> by next Tuesday, ping me again.
> md
> -- 
> =========================================================================
> Jon "maddog" Hall                     
> Officer - Linux International           Senior Leader
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So there you go - within a week or two we should have full doco...

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