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SubjectRe: [PATCH] Add CONFIG_VFAT_NO_CREATE_WITH_LONGNAMES option
On Mon, May 04, 2009 at 08:25:05AM +1000, tridge@samba.org wrote:
> Hi Pavel,
>
> > Well if they are obvious, please get us someone who _can_ discuss them
> > with us. Preferably a lawyer that can explain why the patch is
> > neccessary.
>
> I am trying to get that to happen, and I do realise that getting a
> lawyer to publicly explain the situation would be really
> worthwhile. Unfortunately lawyers are (mostly) very shy of making
> public statements of this type, because the legal consequences of
> making these statements can be non-trivial.

Practical consequences of establishing that kind of precedent (applying
a patch on the grounds of nothing but vague references to possibly
legal problems, with author explicitly refusing to explain exact reasons)
can also be non-trivial... And I'm not sure that it won't have legal
ones as well, while we are at it.


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