Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jan 2006 11:27 UTC
Linspire Linspire has started another attempt at selling computers pre-installed with their operating system - this time by teaming up with Mirus - called the Koobox. Ars looks at the situation: "At this point it is hard to assess the potential of the Koobox systems. If it succeeds, the product could help legitimize desktop Linux and bring it further into the mainstream. Regardless of how many get sold, the availability of yet another budget Linux PC illuminates the growing popularity of the Linux platform, and contributes to the perception that Linux is applicable to desktop computing."
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by gplCop318 on Tue 10th Jan 2006 04:09 UTC
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Uh, i hold the cd in my hand. It came with my boxed edition. I decided not to use linspire. I decide to look at the cd. I see GPL packages. I do NOT see the GPL license, I do NOT see the source code, I do NOT see the written offer for the source code. Second, how do you think explaining the GPL somehow gets them out of the requirement of either including source code OR including a written offer for source code? I do NOT see 'explain the gpl' as one of the options in there do you?

Cool, So does teh user agreement include a copy of the GPL, does it also qualify as the written offer? As in, does the user agreement tell you where and how you can obtain the source by mail? Would love to know...

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