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Linux Kernel Monkey Log: Free Linux Driver Development Questions and Answers!

Feb 13, 2007, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Greg Kroah-Hartman)

"Q: How are you going to write a GPL driver by signing an NDA? Is it going to require a binary blob or some other way of obfuscating the code?

"A: No, not at all. I have written many drivers after signing NDAs with companies. They are usually signed either to keep information about the device private until it is announced at a specific date, or to just keep the actual specification documents from being released to the public directly. All code created by this NDA program is to be released under the GPL for inclusion in the main kernel tree, nothing will be obfuscated at all..."

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