ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Sat Jan 14 13:49:34 CST 2006
> Tony Duell wrote:
> >I also wonder if I should be quite so free with advice and designs in the
> Tony - I respect you immensely and highly value your opinion, but in this
> case I think you should be flattered, not upset.
I have heard from the chap making these PCBs, and he as agreed to add a
statement that it's baded on one of my designs. Which totally satisfies me.
> We're all just trying to keep our old pdp's alive, right? no money to
> made here. no fame to be had.
Oh, I agree totally. I gave away the original design notes, etc to that
people could maintain these old machines. And as I said in my posting
last night, I love these old machines so much that I certainly don't
intend to stop people making KM11-a-likes based on my boards.
> It's wrong of me to tell you (or anyone) how to feel, but I'm glad someone
> made these pcbs. We need more of this sort of thing, not less.
Sure. I will say now that if I didn't have my original hand-wired
version, and a pair of real DEC KM11s (!), I would have ordered a couple.
As it is, I don't think I need any more maintenance boards :-).
I am happy that somebody has taken the time to make a PCB for it (I
didn't do this, have never claimed to have done this).
> I separate designs into those with real proprietary work which I hope to
> make money off and those which I do for love (or obsession :-). This
> one seems like one done for love (or obsession).
Of course. And since he is propared to acknowledge the source of the
design, I have no rpoblems. Carry on making and selling those boards!
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