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[3]: re
by pepa on Fri 6th Apr 2007 20:41 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: re"
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Broadcom can use the GPL'ed driver, but they can't close it, and they will have to share improvements they make to the GPL'ed code. That would all be great. Under a BSD license, there would be little incentive for companies to share their improvements.

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RE[4]: re
by Oliver on Fri 6th Apr 2007 20:42 in reply to "RE[3]: re"
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They can steal it and nobody will know it - that's the problem with closed-source ;)

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