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SubjectRe: [PATCH] USB: mark USB drivers as being GPL only
Lee Mathers ha scritto:

> Now we have hardware ASIC that depend on the most part a (dll in
> windows) or .ko .o file under linux to provide the entire instruction
> set. Think Winmodems, Winprinters etc....

Well, winmodem case is the only I could *almost* understand
closed-source drivers: the algorithms used *are* the modem. It's not a
simple firmware upload.
What I really don't understand are graphic cards producers... If what
they say about the card is true, then there's no "advanced" algorithm in
the driver, just (at most) a firmware uploader (that's better suited
off-kernel anyway)...



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