From: ken ross (ken.ross1_at_virgin.net)
Date: 2004-06-18 15:56:37
C64 in a joystick ? ~ without a keyboard it's a games machine . if there isn't any means of plugging C64 serial stuff into it directly it's an 'me-too' games machine. has anyone actually seen one of these things yet ? . sometime ago i made remarks about lawyers leaning on people to encourage the rest ~ now they produce this utter BS saying about we own the ports etc !. >Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud)" >Another point is the makers of hardware like Maurice Randall but also people >like Markus Brenner and the Czechs who produce the IDE64. Particulary those >who produce hardware that is to be connected to the userport or >expansionport. I didn't realise it but these ports are intellectual >properties of Commodore as well. So actually anyone building hardware for >these ports has to pay C= a fee as well. WHAT TWADDLE !!! ~ this sounds like the lawyers trying to squeeze blood out of a stone . on the back of my mac there's a couple of mini 8 pin din sockets ~ the mac serial ports . as far as i was aware Apple were quite happy to let people develop stuff to plug into them without sending the boys round . a lawyer would quite happily kill the goose that laid the golden egg . >Regarding Maurice, he bought the stuff from CMD and Tulip/Commodore doesn't >know what agreement CMD had with the original C=. CMD / C= ? ~ something on the lines of a seance perhaps!. as C= was effectivly dead for most of CMD's life . ------- http://members.tripod.com/~petlibrary http://www.icpug.org.uk/national http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/skyscraper/perl/316 Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list
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