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 archiesteel on Sat 7th Apr 2007 20:27 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: re"
archiesteel
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2005-07-02

Like noted above by someone - drivers need to be in public domain.


...so, you think that Broadcom should release their drivers in the public domain, then?

I don't understand how you can both say that GPL is bad because it prevents Broadcom from using the GPLed drivers and make closed-source versions of them afterwards, while saying that drivers should be public domain. You don't seem to fully understand this issue, at least that's the impression your contradictory arguments leave me.

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