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    SubjectRe: Open hardware wireless cards
    On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 10:09:29PM +0100, Tomasz Torcz wrote:
    > On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 03:14:34PM -0500, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
    > > > If we can't come up with our own project to work on open hardware we can
    > > > also just see if its feasible to purchase hardware companies on the
    > > > verge of going backrupt and buy them out and release the specs/etc (a la
    > > > blender). Can someone do the math here? I'm lazy.
    > >
    > > Being open doesn't mean you aren't violating some stupid patent.
    >
    > Only in some countries. We can ignore those countries.

    Patents on hardware are legal and common in _many_ countries including
    all countries in the EU.

    cu
    Adrian

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