[OpenBIOS] Intel holding back information

William Meyer wmeyer at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 8 22:12:00 CEST 1999

> We used these exclusively in Chemistry class.  With these, pages couldn't
> ripped out, moved, changed, etc.  The problem is, what prevents me from
> e-mailing what I remember to the other side?  Nothing.

That's true. The best approach to that is to control the coding group as
rigidly as possible, and that includes making them anonymous to all but one
or two of the other group.

> In addition to proving what actually happened (the clean room procedures),
> you need to prove that what didn't happen didn't happen.  Without
> tight control (a level that is impossible for a distributed group like
> it can't be done.

Then why waste bandwidth here? It can be done, but requires a strong sense
of dedication, and even stronger sense of ethics on the part of the coders,
if not the disassemblers.

> And I have a feeling that because of this a project like OpenBIOS is
>  The best coders are the ones that have "seen too much"...  :(

False again. Phoenix had experienced coders, very experienced coders -- none
of whom had touched a PC.

William Meyer

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