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SubjectRe: GPL only modules [was Re: [GIT PATCH] more Driver core patches for 2.6.19]

>You know what I think hurts us more than anything? You know what
>probably keeps companies from writing drivers or releasing specs? It's
>because they know some non-paid kernel hackers out there will eventually
>reverse engineer it and write the drivers for them. Free development,
>and they didn't even have to release their precious specs.

I don't get them either. If reverse-engineering will release their
precious trade secrets they wanted to protect by making the thing
closed, they could have just asked someone to write a linux driver
for free if they don't have the guts to actually pay
qualified/experienced developers.

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