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Re: Broken A20 gate handling (about GPL)

From: Yoshinori K. Okuji
Subject: Re: Broken A20 gate handling (about GPL)
Date: Fri, 1 Jul 2005 19:21:25 +0200
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On Friday 01 July 2005 19:01, Ludovic Drolez wrote:
> Yes this code is critical, as you see flaws in this code makes grub
> unusable on new PCs (freeze without *any* error message). Since it's the
> most critical part of grub, why simply not use the most stable code
> available for A20 handling: the linux kernel ?

Because I do not trust the copyright management in Linux at all.

You must understand that we are volunteers. We very much prefer not being sued 
to taking risk only for your computer. You say "new PCs", but this wording is 
too brave. It is only with the braindead Compaq computer.

> Moreover, IMHO, it makes no sense trying to rewrite such low level
> functions, since there are not hundreds ways of writing it !

So? Does anything prevent you from writing your own code?


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