Subject: Re: Apple information...
To: MacBSD General <>
From: Allen Briggs <>
List: macbsd-general
Date: 01/08/1994 12:10:16
I haven't been in contact much with Apple, myself, since I haven't had
any luck on the couple of occasions I've tried--in one case looking for
SCSI documentation, which I eventually got from AMD, where the person
I talked to said that "once Apple uses a 3rd party part in our design,
that part becomes proprietary to Apple."  Heh.  I don't think we were
on the same wavelength.  This is not indicative of the people who work
at Apple.  Several of whom have provided some useful suggestions and are
on this list.  I have had several offers of help on specific things if I
can come up with a specific question, but it's rather difficult to cull
the right question when we're talking about porting to new hardware  ;-)

There are signs that Apple is loosening up some.  The fact that they
are using more words with "open" in them is hopeful that they may
someday revert back toward the Apple II days where the machine was
more accessible to hackers.

Who knows???


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