Re: Atheros wi-fi card drivers (?)

From: Rene Rebe
Date: Tue Mar 08 2005 - 06:45:36 EST


Raphael Jacquot wrote:

as your name appears european, there are no software patents (yet ?) so you should be able to release that code as required for interoperability

The release of that source does not depend on software patents (which seem to be acked yesterday for europe ... ;-()

However with software patents a company could sue you for violating a patent wheter you wrote the code or reverse engeneered it. E.g. for a "transmitting information without cables, e.g. binary encoded via a radio signal modulated this and that way. claims: any implementation that transmit information without cables (including birds in the air) ... and so on the usual patent fluff ..." patent.


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