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    On Saturday 17 February 2007 03:42, David Schwartz wrote:

    > Again, see Lexmark v. Static Controls. If "make a toner cartridge that
    works
    > with a particular Lexmark printer" is a functional idea, why is "make a
    > graphics driver that works with a particular Linux kernel" not? What is
    the
    > difference you think matters?

    That you cannot build such modules without integrating parts of actual Linux
    kernel code (via #includes etc), whereas you can build compatible toner
    cartridges without using any original component.

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    Giuseppe "Oblomov" Bilotta

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