Licensed microcode (was: KA650-B V1.2 CPU EPROM image)

Greg Lehey grog at
Tue Jan 26 15:01:02 AEST 1999

On Monday, 25 January 1999 at 23:50:33 -0500, Michael Sokolov wrote:
> Let's look at things from the practical viewpoint, OK?

I think one aspect of a practical viewpoint is to acknowledge that
there are laws relating to proprietary code.  It's not practical to
break these laws, no matter what you may think of them.

> One of my goals is to establish a repository containing the latest
> available microcode revision for every machine supported by my UNIX
> system.

Fine.  Then negotiate with the owners of the microcode.  I'd guess
that it wouldn't be as difficult as with the AU licenses.  But don't
endanger others with your views on legality.

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