Subject: Re: A2232 driver
To: Zik Saleeba <>
From: Markus Illenseer <markus@TechFak.Uni-Bielefeld.DE>
List: amiga-dev
Date: 03/07/1994 19:07:27
On Mar 7,  9:27am, Zik Saleeba wrote:
> > Is anyone working on an A2232 serial driver?
> I did one three months ago and have been using it heavily ever
> since. It works pretty well though it's missing some functionality I
> don't need like software flow control. This shouldn't be impossible to
> hack in if you're into device driver coding :-)

 Good to know! I am in bad need of at least a 2nd serial port :)

> The main problem is that the part of the code which is downloaded to
> the board and runs on the 65C02 is ripped straight from Amiga UNIX,
> and hence covered by copyright. The rest of the code is mine, and
> covered only by BSD copyright. I've been meaning to rewrite the 65C02
> code sometime but given that it already works fine for me I'm unlikely
> to ever get around to it...

 Haven't we discovered once in a while that it would actually be
 sufficient if one lazy guy would actually only have to re-type
 the code to surround this problem?

> I wonder what Commodore's feelings on the copyright of that code would
> be these days?

 More than ever! They need money.

Markus Illenseer