Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th Mar 2013 11:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "With the Samsung Galaxy S4 presumably coming soon, many are excited about the possibility of running a more stock Android-based experience, like CyanogenMod, on the hardware. It looks like that's going to be a slower transition than many were hoping, as the current Samsung CM maintainers have said that they have no plans to support the device." If you like custom ROMs, don't buy Samsung. As simple as that.
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phoenix
Member since:
2005-07-11

Except that, no, they don't. The sources that are available from Samsung do not match the binaries shipped by Samsung on their S2/S3/Note devices. Many of the CM Samsung device maintainers have given up trying to get the right source from Samsung.

Have a read through this to get the inside scoop on just how poorly Samsung complies with the GPL:
https://plus.google.com/101093310520661581786/posts/cdPnNjLAb4F

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

I was not aware of such shenanigans. Although they are kind of minor, It would be nice if someone actually had the bankroll and sufficient attitude to actually sue them for the violations that crop up. It kind of seems like they are more incompetent at providing source than malicious.

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static666 Member since:
2006-06-09

It would be nice if someone actually had the bankroll and sufficient attitude to actually sue them for the violations that crop up.

Say, Apple? ;)

Pretty sure they wouldn't pass on opportunity to harass their main competition through some disguised civil suit or w/e.

But isn't every GPL violation easily settled by simply complying and providing current source somewhere online?

Edited 2013-03-19 22:23 UTC

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