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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] USB: mark USB drivers as being GPL only
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    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?

    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 do you get a gun manufacturer before court just because someone
    committed a crime with a its gun?
    Feel free to use other comparisons like "knifes" or "cars" if you need
    more harmless examples ....

    Bernd
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