Pixart Webcam Development

Gernot Hassenpflug aikishugyo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 27 23:53:28 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 7:18 AM, Leo Cacciari <leo.cacciari at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Il giorno mer, 27/02/2008 alle 21.38 +0100, Thomas Kaiser ha scritto:
> > Hello All
>  >
>  > I have to announce that I have to stop Linux driver development for webcams with
>  > Pixart chips (like PAC207, PAC7311/2, PAC7302) and open source development in
>  > general.
>  >
>  > It's a personal reason why I have to stop.
>  >
>  > I don't like the thought that people using my GPLed code who have a government
>  > which uses criminal practice to get the money from their citizen.
>  >
>  Well, it is OT but I'd like to understand... you mean that the fact that
>  people whose government tortures, kills, and whatnot does not hurts your
>  feeling, while breaking into bank record does? I humble suggest that you
>  revise a little your standards of what "humans rights" means.
>  Just a note, with the above I do not target any government specifically,
>  just use your favorite example of miscreant government and remember that
>  the GPL _forbids_ to refuse to diffuse the open source code I'm using,
>  thus each time you release in the wild a open source software you can
>  not forbids that it comes to the hands of people on those countries.
>  Gods, for some of those countries there are even people actively working
>  on bringing open source software there!

Yes, very odd to be sure.

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