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Re: [gNewSense-users] ubuntu/media/gspcav1 full of hex tables

From: Karl Goetz
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] ubuntu/media/gspcav1 full of hex tables
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2008 08:29:46 +0930

On Mon, 2008-06-23 at 21:54 +0200, Sam Geeraerts wrote:
> Peter and Jesse wrote:
> > I have contacted the copyright holders for
> > ubuntu/media/gspcav1/Vimicro/cs2102.h. I have received the following:
> > "These values are reverse engineered the usb protocole between the
> > webcam and a windoze box."
> > 
> > I don't think it make sense to try to contact the authors of every file.
> > cs2102.h seems to be one of the most hex-intensive files, so if it is
> > reverse-engineered, I think that similar files probably are as well. I
> > am inclined to mark these as free.
> > 
> > Comments?
> >  Peter Stevenson
> > 
> Good enough for me. It might be a good idea to add that response in the 
> wiki comment for that file.
> This is a good one to remember for the hex/firmware/blob rules of thumb 
> I suggested a few days ago. But what rule of thumb could be extracted 
> from this? "Communication with a USB device is probably reverse 
> engineered, which makes the code free", perhaps?

Perhaps if you do so a comment about the hex arrays on the wiki page
would be apropriate?

Karl Goetz <address@hidden>

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