Freecom violates GPL
mrintegrity at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 16:43:25 CET 2008
The chances are good that some of their "proprietary add-ons" are covered
under the GPL as modifications/derivations no doubt. Otherwise why would it
be so hard to separate the parts they made from the GPL'd parts? Will have
to see exactly what they do release, I would be very surprised if it
actually is the same code that is used on the device.
On Jan 15, 2008 4:20 PM, Hubert Figuiere <hub at figuiere.net> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2008-01-15 at 09:59 -0500, Thomas Charron wrote:
> > > This is what I don't quite understand. Why are they having a hard
> > > time separating out their proprietary software from the GPLed
> > > software. From a configuration standpoint, the difficulty doesn't
> > > make much sense, as I highly doubt anyone would have proprietary code
> > > sitting side by side and intertwined with an operating environment.
> > It sounds weird but it is actually the sad reality of life when
> > engineering does not take into account the licensing (treating
> > everything as proprietary). It happen in more companies that you might
> > think. It is not to excuse them, but that's how it unfortunately is.
> > Hub
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