[OpenBIOS] Intel holding back information

Timothy J. Massey tmassey at iname.com
Sun Aug 8 10:33:21 CEST 1999

On Sun, 8 Aug 1999 12:59:29 +0200 (MET DST), Niklas Ekstr”m wrote:

>I have been thinking about doing that, but wouldn't that make me unable to
>write the bios after that (legally that is) ?

You got it.  If you **EVER** in your entire LIFE disassemble a BIOS, you are
then unable to program a similar BIOS without being open to a legal

Even if your BIOS bears no resemblance to the one you disassembled, because
you *did* disassemble it, the makers of the BIOS you disassembled can say to
you, "But you saw our code and did it yourself.  That's illegal."  And
they'd be right.

Tim Massey

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