Re: GPL vs non-GPL device drivers

From: Dave Neuer
Date: Fri Feb 16 2007 - 12:12:36 EST

On 2/16/07, David Schwartz <davids@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

(See, among other cases, Lexmark. v. Static
Controls.) A copyright is not a patent, you can only own something if there
are multiple equally good ways to do it and you claim *one* of them.

Only in a world where "write a Linux module" is a "functional idea." I
don't think that the legal world in the US is an example of such a
world, though you clearly do.

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