Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jun 2006 11:59 UTC, submitted by SEJeff
Linux KernelTrap reports on an interesting discussion on the lkml. The specific topic is the legality of the ACX1xx wireless driver, which, according to Andrew Morton, will be included in the next kernel release (2.6.18). Jeff Garzik opened the discussion: "I've never had technical objections to merging this, just AFAIK it had a highly questionable origin, namely being reverse-engineered in a non-clean-room environment that might leave Linux legally vulnerable." Christopher Hellwig posed an interesting point: "Please don't let this reverse engineering idiocy hinder wireless driver adoption, we're already falling far behind OpenBSD who are very successfully reverse engineering lots of wireless chipsets."
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RE: Reverse Engineering
by agentj on Tue 13th Jun 2006 12:47 UTC in reply to "Reverse Engineering"
agentj
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2005-08-19

> "I promise not to reverse engineer..." section.

Please SiS and ASUS, I give you my laptop with crap SiS 740 onboard and you'll give me back 2500$ I paid for it.

Edited 2006-06-13 12:47

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