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    SubjectRe: License violation?

    > 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?)

    Unless you made some kind of agreement with the copyright holder or did
    not lawfully acquire the software, you have every right to study it and
    learn from it. You have every right to use your own knowledge to implement
    a driver any way you want.

    What you can't do, of course, is steal protected expression from the
    driver. Function is not protected. Facts are not protected.


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