[OpenBIOS] Mac OS X support

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at ilande.co.uk
Thu Nov 15 23:58:34 CET 2012

On 15/11/12 22:31, Programmingkid wrote:

[CC to Andreas, Alex, Blue and Stefan]

> On Nov 15, 2012, at 4:44 PM, Amadeusz Sławiński wrote:
>> Seeing as there are people who want work on Max OS X (ppc) support and
>> to speed up their work, so they won't redundantly search for stuff which needs
>> to get implemented and so they can spend time on implementing it further.
>> There was some work done already during GSOC 2011,
>> which didn't get applied (due to not being finished? / missing signed-offs).
> I so wish these patches were committed. It would have saved me so much time. I do already know about them and work with them. I've even talked to the guy who made them. He became sick of waiting around forever. A feeling I know too well.

No - that is not correct. In order to have a patch applied to OpenBIOS, 
we require a Signed-off-by line as a declaration that the patch is the 
author's own work (and hence doesn't rely on any material that could be 
commercial copyright).

Despite a request from Andreas for this on the list, the patches were 
never resubmitted with the SOB. I even sent a personal email to Natalia 
asking if they could be resubmitted with the SOB and received no response.

Unless someone else can correct me otherwise, my current understanding 
is that we cannot accept these patches in their current form. 
Notwithstanding that Apple seem to be living an extremely litigious 
lifestyle these days.



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