PICMG 2.12 Hot Swap specification draft available
Thu, 06 Apr 2000 13:23:12 -0700
Alan Robertson wrote:
> Thanks for bringing this to our attention.
> I read this on the PICMG web site:
> > PICMG is committed to open specifications, developed by member
> > companies who represent a broad cross section of the industrial
> > marketplace and available to all. Specifications are developed
> > by technical committees composed of representatives of a group
> > of member companies, placed in the public domain after a vote by
> > all Executive members, and then maintained by PICMG.
> Does this really mean that the spec will be placed in the public domain
> (as in "freely copyable") after approval? This seems in contradiction
> to other parts of the web site.
> -- Alan Robertson
PICMG charges for copies of its specifications, and they are copyrighted, but you
don't have to be a member to get them. Implementing the interface is freely done,
and anyone can claim compliance with the spec. You have to be a member company
to use the logo.
MontaVista Software is planning on implementing the specification for Linux, and
will be placing the code in the public domain.