Still no kmod for new nvidia

Bruno Wolff III bruno at wolff.to
Sat Jul 31 13:41:07 UTC 2010


On Sat, Jul 31, 2010 at 22:54:54 +0930,
  Tim <ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au> wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-07-29 at 06:56 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> > There was a court case where a company was using a copyrighted phrase
> > for access control. A competitor won when they also used the same
> > phrase for access control purposes.
> >  
> > That was a long time ago and people seemed to feel that when a
> > customer bought something, they owned it. In today's environment that
> > case might have gone differently.
> 
> Now, and long ago, buying something gave you the thing to use.  It never
> made it legal/right for you to blatantly rip off the design.  

While I disagree with your views on reverse engineering, the above was really
referring to interoperability. Things like being able to buy spare parts
from other than the manufacturer and being able to use add ons not
sanctioned by the manufacturer of a device.


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