[PATCH] b43/b43legacy - Credit Broadcom with enabling the development of the drivers

Ehud Gavron gavron at wetwork.net
Mon Sep 20 17:22:58 EDT 2010

On 09/20/2010 12:09 PM, Luis R. Rodriguez wrote:
> That's exactly the problem, no one had the business motivation to
> really try to solve how to really deal with regulatory considerations
> with FOSS, and average developers simply wanted a solution. Its easier
> said than done. If you deal with regulatory considerations as a
> community effort then a path becomes clearer as to how to deal with
> these issues. The reason why current legislation doesn't seem to make
> sense is because it does not, but just because a law doesn't make
> sense it does not enable vendors to ignore it. So the best you can do
> in the meantime is really be proactive by working on real technical
> solutions.

It is not up to us to "...deal with regulatory considerations..."

The "best we can do" is code, and that's what coders do.  The lawyers 
can do what lawyers do.*

> We are not dealing with legal issues on Linux, we are dealing with
> engineering solutions, and trust me, we're light years ahead of other
> OSes because of this now.
>    Luis
Light year is a measure of distance.  You mean "years"... and we're 
ahead of others because
we're not wasting our time on legal crap.

Let the lawyers do that.

* Disclosures: I am not a lawyer.  I haven't coded in months. I used to 
do VMS kernel code.
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