PocketBook Germany refusing requests for source code (Linux, gnu)
clemens at ladisch.de
Mon May 9 09:05:41 CEST 2011
meesayousa at t-online.de wrote:
> PocketBook is selling numerous kindle knock offs ...
> Those devices use Linux and various GNU programs to provide functionality.
> Requests for both the SDK and the sources have either been stonewalled
> or dates for presumed releases have been given of which not a single
> one has been kept.
What about <http://pocketbook-free.sourceforge.net/en/sourcecode.shtml>?
Some forum posts somewhere on the internet say that this code is not
current, and that there is neither the GPL text nor a source code offer
shipped with the device.
Please tell us which model you have, and check whether it comes with
the GPL and an offer (this might be 'hidden' somewhere in some manual
or help document on the device itself).
> PocketBook germany (where I bought the e-book) says
E-mail/letter? What did you ask them?
> they have no control over their Ukranian headquarter
This might be true.
> and thus are not really obligated to provide anything.
They are obligated to not violate the laws.
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