How not to handle a licensing violation
Posted Apr 11, 2007 20:19 UTC (Wed) by drag
Parent article: How not to handle a licensing violation
Sometimes you just can't deal rationally with some people.
The problem faced with the BCM43xx people is that the offending code is already out there. That the copyrights are wrong, that the licensing is wrong, and that third parties are already starting to look at it and maybe even are trying to use it.
So it's something that needed to be done publicly. There is no way around it. You can't do it privately since there are third parties that _need_ to know.
Although it would of been better to go talk to the BSD developer BEFORE going public with the issue. So that was the first mistake.
The second mistake was letting Theo change the discussion to center around email etiquette.
They should of just ignored him. It's obvious that it's pointless to discuss anything with him.
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