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SubjectRe: [openib-general] InfiniBand incompatible with the Linux kernel?
Roland Dreier wrote:
> Jeff> Read the member agreement :) It -explicitly- does -not-
> Jeff> require waiving of patent claims related to any
> Jeff> implementation of IB.
>
> Jeff> That's different from ATA, SCSI, USB, the list goes on...
>
> Fair enough, but read the Bluetooth SIG patent agreement [1]. As far
> as I can tell, all it requires is that other SIG members receive a
> patent license. Do we need to do rm -rf net/bluetooth? IEEE only
> requires that patents be licensed under RAND terms (it does not even
> require royalty free licensing) [2]. Time for rm -rf drivers/ieee1394?

As my mother would ask, would you jump off a cliff just because your
friend did?

If there is questionable code, that is _not_ a justification to add more.

Jeff


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