[LinuxBIOS] ECS top hat flash - dual-bios-circuit useable elsewhere ?

Peter Stuge stuge-linuxbios at cdy.org
Mon Apr 30 00:23:11 CEST 2007

On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 04:30:34PM -0500, David H. Barr wrote:
> > > Probably a lot like the TiVo PROM back-to-back socket.  Basically
> > > two plcc32 sockets soldered back to back with a few pin tweaks.
> >
> > Yes, with "a lot like" and "a few tweaks" being the gaps I'd like
> > to fill. :p
> I'm requesting permission from a "jmayes" to reproduce his/her
> documentation under an open license of some kind, preferably in the
> LinuxBIOS wiki so someone with more skill than me can properly
> update it (eg. add schematics as mentioned later).

Keep us posted.

> > The BIOS savior is very generic.
> It may be very generic, but it's also apparently covered by patents
> no. 130648 and 177592 (I find no reference as to which country in
> which said patents are issued).  I imagine similar problems may
> exist with TopHat.

Oh ouch patents yes, that kind of vendor issues.

On Sun, Apr 29, 2007 at 11:44:54PM +0200, Quux wrote:
> like they should abandon trivial patents, really. The guy who
> invented the MS patented double mouseclick - he thinks he is
> Einstein or what ?

Too many patents that are granted aren't very "novel" - I agree.


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