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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.



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