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SubjectRe: Kernel module ethics.
On Wed, Feb 27, 2002 at 08:03:31PM -0500, Karl wrote:
> >>A couple of months ago Larry McVoy gave this excellent advice:
> >> If you really want to know where you stand, it'll cost you around
> >> $15K and that, in my opinion, is fine. If it isn't worth $15K to
> >> protect your code then it is worth so little to you that there really
> >> is no good reason not to just GPL it from the start.
> I hope this is not to ignorant a question: From your post I do not
> understand what costs around $15k (yes generally I understand protecting
> source) but specifically, is this for patent, copyright or some strange
> relicensing fee. Not that I am interested in that line of action, but just
> the ambiguity piqued my interest. I would appreciate any level of
> elaboration.

It'll cost you around $15k to let a lawyer figure out if a binary-only
or partly binary-only driver is a legal risk for you.


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of Information Technology and Systems, Delft University of Technology,
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