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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] USB: mark USB drivers as being GPL only
    Bernd Petrovitsch writes: 

    > On Mon, 2008-02-04 at 01:37 +1030, David Newall wrote:
    > [...]
    >> disadvantage Linux with respect to many classes of devices, for example
    >> GSM transceivers when used in those parts of the world^ where regulatory
    >> requirements prohibit modification of power or frequency settings, which
    >> effectively prohibits open-source driver.
    > Are you sure that that is not only (the results of) propaganda of
    > (certain) proprietary companies?

    well, yes.

    > Usually the *user* (at home, wherever) sets "illegal" values. So it's
    > the users responsibility and the manufacturer, importer or sellers don't
    > care (if only that can't prevent other "illegal" actions like "beating
    > some to death with $WLAN_ROUTER").

    Or, as is the case perhaps almost everywhere, governments prohibit devices
    that can operate outside of local requirements.

    > Or do you get a gun manufacturer before court just because someone
    > committed a crime with a its gun?

    Let's not confuse the issue.

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