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SubjectRe: Centrino support
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On Wed, 2003-08-20 at 02:55, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> James H. Cloos Jr. wrote:
> > Helge> This does not in any way prevent them from releasing a driver,
> > Helge> open or closed source. It merely makes tampering with the
> > Helge> driver illegal.
> >
> > Unless of course it can be programmed to listen in on the AMPS cell
> > phone band(s). In that case it could arguably be a felony for them to
> > release the programming info.... (Stupid law, but it has been
> > enforced rather obsessively....)
>
> How is that different from selling a radio which can be retuned by
> opening it up and changing some resistors and capacitors?

arguably a patch is much easier to implement and distribute where as
changing some resistors and capacitors would take more technical
knowledge, although I don't know where the stands on that.

>
> -- Jamie
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