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    SubjectRe: License violation?
    Jiri Slaby wrote:
    > Hi.
    >
    > I have a GPL driver (written by me) with workarounds, since I hadn't
    > know-how, when I wrote it. Now I've got 2.4 proprietary driver from
    > the vendor. Is use of the 2.4 driver know-how OK? (And could be such
    > driver merged?)
    >
    > These are lines from the proprietary driver:
    > IMPORTANT SAFETY & LEGAL INFORMATION:
    >
    > This source file is provided as part of the SensAble
    > Technologies PDD/GHOST Software Development Toolkit in
    > order to facilitate the use of PCI-based PHANToM haptic
    > interface devices across various Linux kernel revisions.
    > It is meant to be recompiled without modification. It
    > should NOT be modified in any way. Any modification of
    > this source code will void any and all software and/or
    > hardware warranties and maintenance agreements with
    > SensAble Technologies or its assignees. Furthermore,
    > modification of this source file may result in the damage
    > or failure of the user's hardware. SensAble Technologies
    > and its assignees assume no responsibility for any damage
    > or injury resulting from the modification of this file.
    >
    > It's obvious, that if somebody was using the GPL driver, he'll lost
    > warranty et al. (But this is not the question.)

    Seems reasonable to me. This isn't license text. They're not saying
    you can't modify it; they're just saying you own the pieces if you
    modify it and break it. Is there an actual license?

    J
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