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SubjectRe: wireless (was Re: 2.6.18 -mm merge plans)
On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 09:06:36PM -0400, Jeff Garzik wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 04, 2006 at 01:50:11PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > acx1xx-wireless-driver.patch
> > fix-tiacx-on-alpha.patch
> > tiacx-fix-attribute-packed-warnings.patch
> > tiacx-pci-build-fix.patch
> > tiacx-ia64-fix.patch
> >
> > It is about time we did something with this large and presumably useful
> > wireless driver.
>
> I've never had technical objections to merging this, just AFAIK it had a
> highly questionable origin, namely being reverse-engineered in a
> non-clean-room environment that might leave Linux legally vulnerable.

As are at leasdt a fourth of linux drivers. Andrew, please just go ahead
and merge it (I'll do another review ASAP).

Please don't let this reverse engineering idiocy hinder wireless driver
adoption, we're already falling far behind openbsd who are very successfull
reverse engineering lots of wireless chipsets.
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