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christophe =?iso-8859-1?Q?barb=E9?= <christophe.barbe@lineo.fr> writes:

>Would it not be possible with your scheme to package a closed source driver
>in an open source wrapper driver and then defeat your tainting technique.

>Is it legally possible to copyright a kind of magic number with a copyright
>allowing only it's used in open & public source driver ?

Congratulations, you've just invented the Microsoft HW Labs
certification procedure with module signing. ;-)

I can really see it:

# insmod <module>
This module <module> is not signed with the Linus Torvalds Hardware
Certification Labs key.

Do you want to

a) insert the module anyway (Errors and Crashes from your kernel will
not be processed by major kernel developers
b) not insert the module
c) search for an alternative driver that is open source, download it,
compile it and use that instead of <module>
d) download a skeleton driver to write your own driver
e) install Microsoft Windows XP
f) exit

-> f
#

Regards
Henning

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