Subject: re: [old] porting to unsupported macs...
To: None <>
From: Joseph Z. Provo <crimson@WPI.EDU>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 12/14/1993 10:22:11
This is a piece of thought from a while back.  Cleaning out old mailboxes, i
found this and realized that I still felt like it needed to be said.  

Allen wrote:
>(I wonder if rms will accept patches for NetBSD/Mac
>with the GNU position on supporting Apple products...  This isn't in
>a decent form for that, yet, but it might be nice someday.) 

sigh. This has always bugged me -- I'm not happy with what apple has done
(they sure let down this teenage apple2 hack), but isn't it more of a 'sin'
to have the machines go wasted, idle?  I'd rather have a useful box as a
fileserver or on-line store than to have to clean out my (inadequate) money
reserves to get soemthing new/used... making use of the iron is a keystone in
the ethic upon which the manifesto was built... [hell, that's why I have a
68010 convergent technologies miniframe up-and-running...]

sigh. I don't know -- perhaps this is only noise, but I had to get it out in
the open... maybe I need to confirm that I'm not the only one feeling this

joe, in finals week...