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Practically speaking, yes. But these drivers would never be merged into the mainline kernel as the source code was obtained illegally. Writing a Linux driver from scratch on the basis if this code would still mean huge legal problems for the Linux kernel.



Surely this code would be useful to a clean room design though?

I.E. someone looks at the leaked code and writes a specification, then posts/shares that spec, and another person or team uses the spec to write a compatible driver without having looked at the leaked source code.


I don't think so. The only thing you're allowed to do is stuff like Wireshark, where you observe the behavior and not the actual code.


Pretty sure that's not true -- I believe you just have to make sure that only a spec gets "thrown over the wall", and no descriptions of implementation or architecture.




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