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[2]: Theo is wrong
by Tweek on Sat 7th Apr 2007 01:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Theo is wrong"
Tweek
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2006-01-12

I find the "copied by mistake" arguement to be total bullshit, that simply shouldnt happen. That is blatant lie first of all...

"No, they as Theo put it, went right for the jugular of public humiliation." i find this bit humorous, the pot calling the kettle black. Doesnt make it any more right, but lets not pretend that theo would have been level headed about it, as another poster said, fire and brim stone would have been involved and i believe it.

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RE[3]: Theo is wrong
by TheMonoTone on Sat 7th Apr 2007 02:38 in reply to "RE[2]: Theo is wrong"
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2006-01-01

Actually I'd say it's pretty plausible the "copied in to CVS by mistake" reason is legitimate. Working on code like a driver, Marcus may have simply used some of the working functions in his personal home development to test out his own functions. Mistakenly he may have added the wrong file or commited the file without much thought simply thinking "someone else should test out what I have." To repeat what Theo and Marcus (the developer) in the list already agreed, they did in fact make a mistake and copy the code and would remove it. The real issue is more so the public way in which this was done.

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