Developing under NDA

Andrew E. Mileski (
Wed, 30 Jul 1997 00:23:49 -0400 (EDT)

Just curious...I'd like to develop a driver for the Ricoh MP6200S CD-RW
drive, which does packet writing. The programming info requires an NDA,
so it cannot be distributed in source form.

What do I have to worry about from the kernel and GNU camps?
(ie. the driver would be a module dependent on kernel code, be compiled
with GNU utilities, and not bound to any library).

I'd probably have to charge for it too...likely $1 to keep it legal.

Note: I've not signed anything yet, or even started development.

P.S. I'm taking a leap of faith that Ricoh will approve my 1 man company.

Andrew E. Mileski