ASUS SplashTop and Phoenix Hyperspace infringing kernel copyright and GPL
cdibona at gmail.com
Tue May 20 23:55:51 CEST 2008
No one has mentioned if they have the documentation requirement
filled. People can distribute whatever they want if the offer by mail
is in place under v2. I mean, I think it is easier to just offer the
full required source on a mirror , but I think that providng a patch
set and a link to kernel.org , again provided you are satisfying the
doc requirement, is fine by the text of the license.
On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Joshua J. Kugler
<joshua at eeinternet.com> wrote:
> On Tuesday 20 May 2008, mr said something like:
>> you can download the source code after filling out this form.
> Yes, that may be true, but remember a while back when the FSF went
> after "downstream" distributions for not distributing source code when
> they distributed (unmodified) Debian binaries? It would seem that in
> this case, ASUS needs to distribute the source code as well, or they
> are in violation of the GPL as well.
> Just my understanding...I make no claim that I'm right. :)
> Joshua Kugler
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