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Re: ipw3945 packaging



On Wed, Apr 26, 2006 at 03:42:42PM -0600, Dax Kelson wrote:
> Basically, I'd rather have a closed userspace app whisper the secret
> numbers to the hardware than have a close/binary only kernel module do
> the same.
> 
> Presumable somebody can sniff out what those secret numbers are (in a
> legal fashion) then the someone can fork a new driver that includes that
> functionality. Goodbye closed userspace app!
> 
> The question is, would Jeff Garzik / Linus accept the forked driver into
> the kernel?

Maybe that's the purpose of the binary userland bits to help reverse
engineer it. ;)
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Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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