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SubjectRe: kernel 2.6.8 pwc patches and counterpatches
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On Fri, 2004-08-27 at 09:13, Prakash K. Cheemplavam wrote:
> |>On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Denis Vlasenko wrote:
>
> |>If the maintainer wants it pulled, I feel it would be stealing to add it
> |>back into the kernel without his approval. Perhaps we could rewrite the
> |>driver and merge it with some other webcam driver projects.
> |
> |
> | This is the problem. It is far easier to _feel_ something
> | than to _do_ something.
>
> Intersting, that in the legal case, people are having a bad feeling, but
> in illegal case of doing reverse-engineering, drivers make it into the
> kernel...
>

Reverse engineering for interoperability purposes is legal even in the
USA.

Lee

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