Stefan Reinauer stepan at
Mon Mar 31 12:48:01 CEST 2003

* Justin Cormack <justin at> [030331 18:58]:
> On Tue, 2003-04-01 at 02:25, Ronald G Minnich wrote:
> > - you can build GPL code based on NDA chipsets, but you MUST get the 
> >   permission to do that from the holder of the GPL
> er, typo, holder of specification
both should be ok. As the holder of the GPL is the one that has to
enforce it, it might be sufficient to get a permission from the license
holder to only release a binary. (Which is still not a good idea, wrt
open source)

> Or if you never want to do business with them again, just ignore the
> NDA. They have no legal force in some countries (eg the UK).

After a couple of times you might run into problems finding new
manufacturers. ;)


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