Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Dec 2009 20:51 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Yesterday, we reported that the Software Freedom Law Center had started a lawsuit against several companies who they claim violated the GPL. The subject of the violation was BusBox, and the SFLC claims it is operating on behalf of the authors of BusyBox. Original BusyBox author Bruce Perens, however, begs to differ.
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RE[4]: Why GPL then?
by 3rdalbum on Wed 16th Dec 2009 07:02 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Why GPL then?"
3rdalbum
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2008-05-26

Ah, right, so simple. So when I buy a TV containing GPL firmware from Walmart, they should be providing me with the source code before I leave the store...


Usually, manufacturers will include a slip of paper or a section in the manual that lists the open-source projects, and gives you a URL where you can download the source code directly from the manufacturer or an internal component's manufacturer.

My router included a slip of paper with a link, my Walkmans both have the details on the FCC approval / warranty sheet, and I've seen Panasonic TVs which have the GPL and URL actually in the TV's "Unit Information" screen.

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