Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Nov 2007 23:05 UTC, submitted by jello
GNU, GPL, Open Source Members of the Linux community have complained that the hot new sub-notebook from Asus, the eeePC, may have violated the spirit of the Linux General Public License. Some Linux advocates claim the eeePC has not included required source code with the installed Xandros Linux distribution and does not easily enable users to install another distro. However, there are indications that eeePC fans probably don't care.
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Isn't this the source code?
by nilew on Mon 26th Nov 2007 00:39 UTC
nilew
Member since:
2007-10-10

Isn't this the source code? http://dlsvr02.asus.com/pub/ASUS/EeePC/701/EeePC701_071012.zip
It's on the Asus website provided here http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us
Haven't checked the code out but it says source code.

i saw in the article that this isn't the source code, or more or less the changes asus have made arent in it.

Edited 2007-11-26 00:45

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bolomkxxviii Member since:
2006-05-19

The code in question is NOT in the ZIP file. It has been checked and verified. I hope Asus updates this file soon so this issue can die. If they do not do the right thing it could get ugly. I am sure Microsoft would be happy to bankroll anyone willing to sue Asus over this issue.

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Almafeta Member since:
2007-02-22

I am sure Microsoft would be happy to bankroll anyone willing to sue Asus over this issue.


It's going to be a cold cold day somewhere warm the day Microsoft decides to bankroll the FSF (the place that makes the majority of said lawsuits).

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