Posted Mar 5, 2008 19:08 UTC (Wed) by ncm
In reply to: NDISwrapper dodges another bullet
Parent article: NDISwrapper dodges another bullet
The same arguments made earlier insisting that a release under the GPL couldn't be retracted would apply equally here: ndiswrapper has been distributed with the kernel and drivers with full awareness of the kernel maintainers, for years. I.e., to withdraw permission now would be much the same as withdrawing permission to redistribute GPLed code.
I'm not saying they couldn't withdraw permission. It's just that those whose position comes down on the wishful-thinking side of any argument would argue opposite here as for the previous issue, and even insist there was no contradiction.
The canonical reference for wishful thinking is also the Greatest Blog Post Ever.
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