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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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