[time-nuts] Maintaining boatanchors
Charles P. Steinmetz
charles_steinmetz at lavabit.com
Sat Oct 23 21:29:07 UTC 2010
>I've been down that road a couple of times. You get to a point where
>everyone involved does indeed agree that "it's not a secret"
>anymore. Going the final step and actually getting permission to
>hand out the code is often impossible. You get into a "nobody has
>the authority to approve that" hassle.
Approve it? I bet most manufacturers can't even FIND the code for
equipment designed more than 25 years ago. Note that HP has had to
rely on the kindness of strangers for copies of its older manuals.
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