Subject: Re: Firmware and kernel image compression
To: John Nemeth <>
From: Martin Husemann <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/17/2002 23:39:34
On Tue, Sep 17, 2002 at 03:56:05AM -0700, John Nemeth wrote:
>      No, they aren't.  Copyrights do not prevent cleanroom
> implementations; however, patents could.

Just to stress this a bit more: no, patents can't prevent that in many
parts of the (western) world which still stay away from algorithm patents.