We have ath, now what about Broadcom?

M. Warner Losh imp at bsdimp.com
Fri Jul 25 05:38:04 PDT 2003


In message: <20030725050226.GF41445 at skywalker.creative.net.au>
            Adrian Chadd <adrian at freebsd.org> writes:
: 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?

That's a very interesting question.

Warner


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