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SubjectRe: NDA used for drivers/usb/storage/shuttle_usbat.c?

Not if they setup the agreement to permit such a driver creation.
99% of the NDA is so you can not talk about the borrowed or stolen
industry IP between companies. In the the game of storage, one is always
looking to obtains your competiters (sp) edge and use it better.


On Sat, 4 May 2002, Adrian Bunk wrote:

> Hi Robert,
>
> drivers/usb/storage/shuttle_usbat.c contains the following:
>
> <-- snip -->
>
> ...
> * SCM Microsystems (www.scmmicro.com) makes a device, sold to OEM's only,
> * which does the USB-to-ATAPI conversion. By obtaining the data sheet on
> * their device under nondisclosure agreement, I have been able to write
> * this driver for Linux.
> ...
>
> <-- snip -->
>
> This sounds as if it might be that this open source driver violates the
> NDA you signed. Could you please clarify in the comment in this file that
> this driver doesn't violate the NDA?
>
>
> TIA
> Adrian
>
> --
>
> You only think this is a free country. Like the US the UK spends a lot of
> time explaining its a free country because its a police state.
> Alan Cox
>
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Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

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