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SubjectRe: Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T
On Wed, Jun 13, 2001 at 03:25:22AM -0700, Ion Badulescu wrote:
> Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2001 03:25:22 -0700
> From: Ion Badulescu <ionut@moisil.cs.columbia.edu>
> To: Riley Williams <rhw@MemAlpha.CX>
> Cc: Shawn Starr <spstarr@sh0n.net>, <linux-kernel@vger.kernel.org>,
> Alan Cox <alan@lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk>
> Subject: Re: Gigabit Intel NIC? - Intel Gigabit Ethernet Pro/1000T
>
> On Tue, 12 Jun 2001 18:20:58 +0100 (BST), Riley Williams <rhw@memalpha.cx> wrote:
>
> > Shawn, I'd suggest you tell the said sales guy that IF he can get you
> > the FULL specs TOGETHER WITH permission to freely distribute them, AND
>
> Permission to freely distribute the specs isn't necessary, although it
> is nice indeed. All that's needed is permission to GPL the driver sources
> written using knowledge from said specs.

Which would still be a problem. You then have a GPL'ed driver which still
cannot be sanely modified in the way the GPL would like to guarantee.

Ralf
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