Re: acenic firmware rewrite
Peter 'p2' De Schrijver writes:
> I was more thinking of someone reading the existing firmware sources,
> writing a spec and a second person/group implementing the new free
> firmware based on the spec. AFAICS the implementors and the spec writers
> should be different people/groups.
You can do that if you expect the authors of the existing sources to sue
and want an absolutely bulletproof case, but it isn't legally necessary.
> Or do you think it would be ok if the same people read the existing
> non-free sources and reimplement its functionality in a new free
As long as they don't copy any protected code you'll be fine.