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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:
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> 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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