Metaprogramming and Free Availability of Sources
Fri, 2 Jul 1999 21:10:41 -0400
hmm... well, why do they keep the specs secret? i'm not sure, but i
would guess that it'd be so that they could have a monopoly selling
software that uses their hardware.
Their reasons might vary from case to case, and I do not really know.
But in some cases I have heard that they are keeping secrets about the
hardware design from each other. If that is their reason, eliminating
copyright would not change the situation.