conrad.newton at broadpark.no
Fri Oct 18 01:42:08 PDT 2002
On Thu, Oct 17, 2002 at 11:00:57PM +0100, Antony Stone wrote:
> On Thursday 17 October 2002 10:58 pm, Ian Molton wrote:
> > On Thu, 17 Oct 2002 21:31:19 +0000 (UTC)
> > Antony at Soft-Solutions.co.uk (Antony Stone) wrote:
> > > IBM opened up the specs for the PC
> > Hehe. IBM kept the PC architecture in tight fists.
> > someone else cloned it.
> So why didn't IBM sue ?
I cannot find a reference, but from what I recall
they DID sue, but reverse engineering the BIOS
is perfectly legal, and IBM lost their case.
So the combination of reverse engineering and IBM's lost
lawsuit opened the floodgates for the PC clones.
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