Sellers of chinese tablets
luke.leighton at gmail.com
Wed Apr 18 21:59:07 CEST 2012
2012/4/17 Henrik Nordström <henrik at henriknordstrom.net>:
> mån 2012-04-16 klockan 01:39 +0100 skrev lkcl luke:
>> 2012/4/13 Henrik Nordström <henrik at henriknordstrom.net>:
>> > Not really. You need to hit some large orders in range of 100K units at
>> > least to make any noise at all about it.
>> that would get you blacklisted with every SoC vendor, if your name
>> became public.
> If doing business the offensive legal way yes.
> What I would like to see is an "educational" program targeting western
> distributors with a goal that GPL compliance just as proprietary license
> compliance becomes standard part of their normal deal negotiation as a
> requirement for an accepted deal.
that's exactly what we tried doing. for various reasons (which i
just posted), *every* single one of the ODMs and factories went, "no
even when i explained the situation to one of the SoC vendors (who
were also GPL violating due to their NDAs) they *still* didn't budge.
i had to threaten the SOC vendor them with Copyright violation (i'm a
minor Linux Kernel Copyright holder, but they didn't know that it was
minor). eventually the SoC vendor _did_ "promise" to sort it out....
and then they reneged on their promise.
instead what they did was they blacklisted us and the factory we were
working with. we lost a lot of money _and_ the goodwill of the
factory _and_ a client.
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