Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 17th Jun 2009 22:49 UTC
Linux "As my colleague Michelle Menga is reporting, Amazon is now making new source code available for its Amazon Kindle. Basically what it represents is, Amazon's responsibility to make the GPL licenced source code that is used in the Kindle available to others. That's part of the GPL license and Amazon is doing its part. Digging into the code that Amazon is now making available, provides some really interesting insight into the underlying structure of the Kindle."
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Build your own
by z80a on Thu 18th Jun 2009 13:55 UTC
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2008-02-05

If someone doesn't like or doesn't want to comply with GPL, there is a simple way - build your own. It is a way how Microsoft is building Windows, it is a way how Apple is doing (a part from kernel). When Amazon chose Linux for Kindle, they implicitly agreed on GPL terms. They also cut cost significantly by using Linux kernel.
It doesn't matter if GPL is good or bad - Amazon is not complying and they should fix it.

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