Re: Atheros wi-fi card drivers (?)

From: Bernd Petrovitsch
Date: Fri Mar 11 2005 - 10:57:36 EST

On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 16:55 +0100, Raphael Jacquot wrote:
> as your name appears european, there are no software patents (yet ?) so

Alas, this is wrong. The EPO is issuing masses of software patents since
years (though they are more or less explicitly[0] excluded from
patentability in the EPC).
So they must not have been granted in the first place - nevertheless
they are there.

> you should be able to release that code as required for interoperability
> however, IANAL

Me too!


[0]: Depending on how to interpret the words "software as such".
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