Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2006 20:44 UTC, submitted by jasper
Red Hat Red Hat has an NDA cooperation with Marvell for the wireless chips that they want to use for the One Laptop per Child-project. The idea of this is that both parties think Marvell will be more open in the future, but this is absolutely not the path they should walk, according to OpenBSD's Theo de Raadt. "I am getting really tired of 'open source' people who work against the open source community. Our little group can probably take credit for having 'opened up' more wireless devices than the rest of the community, and therefore we feel we have a better grasp of the damage OLPC has done here."
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RE[2]: Right!
by Soulbender on Fri 6th Oct 2006 03:26 UTC in reply to "RE: Right!"
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

"The source should clearly show details of the implementation the NDA was meant to keep private, non?"

It's perfectly possible to obfuscate code to the point that it's virtually impossible to understand without having the specs.

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RE[3]: Right!
by twenex on Fri 6th Oct 2006 14:28 in reply to "RE[2]: Right!"
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2006-04-21

True enough.

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