315 votesPuchuu Punya commented
> Agreed. If the compression technology is too proprietary to be released, then make 2 separate modules, one proprietary to load the compression algorithms, one open source so that kernel developers can easily port the module and update with each new kernel, while the compression algorithm remains closed source and proprietary. That way is best of both worlds.
It is 100% true. You can make a pure compression blob with simple input-output interface and nobody will touch your patents, you can keep it forever.Puchuu Punya commented
Do not forget that there are some bad countries like post USSR. Here we have no laws, we can make reverse engineering of your software. Unfortunately mobile monitors is not so popular and nobody wants to do reverse engineering today. But I have to warn you about it.Puchuu Punya supported this idea ·