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SubjectRe: incorrect taint of ndiswrapper
On Thu, Oct 26, 2006 at 06:29:53PM -0400, Pavel Roskin wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-10-26 at 23:46 +0200, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> > It's not even clear that any modules containing non-GPL'ed code were
> > legal.
> I'm not a lawyer, but I think one cannot classify software as legal or
> illegal.

That's wrong, e.g. in some jurisdictions writing software that
circumvents copyright protections is forbidden by law.

> The law governs what people do. Running such mix may be legal
> even if distribution is not.
> Anyway, I don't think it's relevant to ndiswrapper.

All non-GPL'ed modules are in a grey area, and the question isn't
whether it's black or white but how light or dark the grey is...

> Regards,
> Pavel Roskin



"Is there not promise of rain?" Ling Tan asked suddenly out
of the darkness. There had been need of rain for many days.
"Only a promise," Lao Er said.
Pearl S. Buck - Dragon Seed

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