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SubjectRe: Replace the eepro100 driver with the e100 driver??
On Wed, 19 Sep 2001, Ben Greear wrote:
> The e100 license appears to be compatible, and it has some nice features, like

Old news, and it is definitely -not- compatible :/

Every Linux distributor (or other entity) that ships e100 -must-
get an specific exemption from Intel's lawyers, because the license
does not cover patent liability.

So as I understand it (IANAL), with an exemption, Intel can sue an
end user over patent issues. The GPL would protect against such

Also AFAIK, this is a problem with most if not all IP covered by patents
-and- a BSD license.

Again, IANAL, but this is what I was told from a trusted source, and
backed up by another...


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