We have ath, now what about Broadcom?

Adrian Chadd adrian at freebsd.org
Thu Jul 24 22:02:33 PDT 2003

On Thu, Jul 24, 2003, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> In message: <20030724231947.I30706 at topperwein.pennasoft.com>
>             Chris BeHanna <behanna at behanna.org> writes:
> :     Can't they just redact that information from the spec.?
> Typically no.  Even in a redacted spec it would be painfully obvious
> what to do.  Also, different regulatory domains have different
> frequencies that are real no-nos in other regulatory domains and
> they'd need to document how to properly generate the RF in both
> cases.

So, assuming that there's at least one person smart enough to reverse
engineer the binary driver but stupid enough to release it publicly,
what happens to the manufacturer there?

Can they now take "they took relevant steps" as a defence in a law court?


Adrian Chadd			<angryskul> learning is bad
<adrian at FreeBSD.org>		  <angryskul> it just makes the people around you dumber
(angryskul == alfred at irc)	    <angryskul> :(

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