[OpenWrt-Devel] Broadcom Wireless AC Driver
blogic at openwrt.org
Mon Oct 26 05:50:41 EDT 2015
On 26/10/2015 10:40, Felix Kaechele wrote:
> On 25/10/15 23:27, openwrtwl at ruggedinbox.com wrote:
>> I came across the source code for the broadcom
>> wireless AC driver in a GPL release(I won't say from where so that they
>> don't get in trouble). I've attached the driver to this email.
> This is not helpful.
> If at all this will make developing an open source driver even harder
> and more time consuming since this creates a similar situation to what
> ReactOS developers got into after the Windows source code leak happened:
> They had to have their code audited that no code from the illegally
> leaked proprietary Windows code made it into the open source React OS
> code (google for Clean room design if you want to know more about that).
> Furthermore you created a situation in which the OpenWrt community as
> well as other providers donating capacity to the community for carrying
> the mailing list involuntarily distribute or mirror this proprietary code.
> This is where your good intentions likely will yield bad results.
intentionally breaking the license/law is not "good intentions" the fact
that he used a anonymous remailer just shows that he knew what he was
doing is wrong.
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