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SubjectRe: Fwd: Copyright infringement in linux/drivers/usb/serial/keyspan*fw.h
> From: "Adam J. Richter" <>
> Date: Sun, 22 Apr 2001 12:53:48 -0700
> To:
> Subject: Copyright infringement in linux/drivers/usb/serial/keyspan*fw.h

> I believe this infringinges the copyrights of the authors
> of the code used in these drivers who released their code under GPL.
> Alan Cox, has gone on a campaign claiming that this is "mere aggregation"
> and insists that I bring in the lawyers to prove him otherwise. I
> really do not want to take this step, but he is forcing my hand. Note
> that Yggdrasil is a copyright owner in this case.

Translation: Adam was soundly beaten on linux-usb-devel and is sore.

> To simplify removal of the offending code, I have provided
> a separate user level facility that can use the USB "hot plugging"
> system to automatically load that "firmware" or any other. [...]

A good thing for many reasons, if it works. Personally, I do not
care why Adam writes right code as long as he does. :)

-- Pete
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