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Re: [laptop-discuss] Bringing Linux ath9k --> Solaris arn driver changes

Subject: Re: [laptop-discuss] Bringing Linux ath9k --> Solaris arn driver changes faster
From: Jonathan Adams
Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 13:18:47 +0000
I previously worked on the Linux SCSI drivers (which were a complete
mess, sorry but they were, they may have re-written them by now) and
was asked politely by someone not to go near the SCSI drivers on
Solaris.

it was several years ago.

Jon

On 22 March 2012 12:38, Joerg Schilling
<Joerg.Schilling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sorry, but this is nonsense.
>
> A driver under GPL can of course be read and used as an inspiration for a new
> source. The Copyright law only protects a specific implementation but not a
> basic idea behind the code.
>
> It may however be that such a work cannot be done legally by an US citizen.
>
> Jörg
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