[NTLK] Supply rom image?

Marisa Giancarla fstltna at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 23 16:37:24 EDT 2014

Hmm, how about i have them put their name and email in the picture of their newton? That would be hard to fake wouldnt it?


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On Jun 23, 2014, at 1:15 PM, "Newton Support" <newtonsupport at pda-soft.de> wrote:

>> What do you think about providing the ROM image to those who can submit a
> picture of a real newton?
> Personally, I think this is a very bad idea. I guess Google pictures would
> provide us with about ten thousand of those within half a second.
> The official claim of Einstein's developers is that people must have a real
> hardware they can suck the ROM image from. Even that is - in my humble and
> unimportant opinion - doubtful from a legal point of view. But if we were to
> tear down the one and only obstacle between possible distribution of Apple's
> intellectual property and obvious distribution of said property, we might
> jeopardize the nighttime's peace of the remaining Einstein developers, one
> of which is yours truly.
> I personally believe Apple couldn't care less, and I also believe that what
> we are doing might not even be illegal in Germany. But I'd rather not risk
> getting on Apple's lawyers' hit list...
> I'm of course aware that nowadays it can't be prevented that somebody puts a
> file up for download that many others want. However, I'd prefer not to know
> about it, and I doubt the remaining Einstein developers will ever encourage
> this.
> If I may make a suggestion, I'd suggest you remove this file asap from the
> location you posted. If people ask you for it, it is your decision how to
> handle this request. The Einstein developers (I think I'm speaking for
> Matthias here, too) will never encourage the ROM image's free distribution
> unless Apple officially allows it, which is more than doubtful since parts
> of what's in this ROM is still used in today's Macs.
> Regards
> Frank
> -- Newton software and hardware at http://www.pda-soft.de
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