Pandigital Novel (Android-based tablet) violating GPL
gus at projectgus.com
Sun Jul 25 07:32:17 CEST 2010
On Sat, 2010-07-24 at 18:49 -0700, Chris DiBona wrote:
> Thanks for the busybox confirmation :-)
> I mean, we know people like busybox, but we even wrote an analog in
> apache to fit the android license model. Funny old world.
It is pretty funny, isn't it?
However, I also wonder exactly what's so scary about including tools
like busybox and complying with GPL for them. AFAIK all a company has to
do is add a note to their documentation, and post unmodified busybox
source on their web site. Can't be more than an hour or two's work, even
including the lawyers.
Why is that such a terrifying concept for hardware manufacturers?
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