Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 6th Apr 2007 13:14 UTC, submitted by detonator
OpenBSD "I, Michael Buesch, am one of the maintainers of the GPL'd Linux wireless LAN driver for the Broadcom chip (bcm43xx). The Copyright holders of bcm43xx (which includes me) want to talk to you, OpenBSD bcw developers, about possible GPL license and therefore copyright violations in your bcw driver. We believe that you might have directly copied code out of bcm43xx (licensed under GPL v2), without our explicit permission, into bcw (licensed under BSD license)." The entire thread can be found here.
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RE[4]: re
by cjcoats on Fri 6th Apr 2007 16:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: re"
cjcoats
Member since:
2006-04-16

We, GPL people, won't allow Broadcom to steal our work to make better closed/proprietary drivers for Windows and OSX.

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RE[5]: re
by Duffman on Fri 6th Apr 2007 16:51 in reply to "RE[4]: re"
Duffman Member since:
2005-11-23

I never saw such arrogant words.
Just as broadcom need them to make the driver for THEIR OWN hardware.

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RE[5]: re
by stephanem on Fri 6th Apr 2007 18:50 in reply to "RE[4]: re"
stephanem Member since:
2006-01-11

That's just egotistical to think that ONLY open source developers develop quality drivers.

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RE[6]: re
by archiesteel on Sat 7th Apr 2007 20:33 in reply to "RE[5]: re"
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

That's not what they're saying at all. This is about copyright violation, people!

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