On Wed, Mar 15, 2000 at 04:41:57PM -0000, Gary Burke at Guinness mentioned:
> A prime example of this is Transmeta's Code morphing software. They
> shouldn't be open-sourced from the point of view that they don't want the
> native instruction set of the Transmeta chips to be known, as they don't
> want anyone coding for it. This is to allow them to change it completely
> without affecting anyone (ie. they can make stuff more efficient).
I don't agree with that. As long as you tell people "this will change.
Write for this chip natively, and it'll not work on Crusoe chips released
in four months", people won't write for it.
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the merest hint is sufficient" -- Zen Master Greg
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