Via passing out linuxbios with out GPL?
bari at onelabs.com
Thu Feb 10 06:47:00 CET 2005
Ronald G. Minnich wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Feb 2005, Adam Talbot wrote:
>>-Linux bios team
>>Looks like via is passing out linux bios, with out ever saying any thing
>>about GPL or linuxbios.org...
> we've got a couple of GPL violators in the linuxbios space. I know Orion
> Microsystems has got caught between a rock and a hard place and is
> distributing linuxbios-based systems without releasing sources; I have no
> idea if this via fastboot is linuxbios or not; via denies that it is.
> I don't have the energy to pursue these guys.
A quick peek through the binary shows:
Build Boot notes ... LinuxBIOS Build boot notes [FIRMWARE_TYPE](0x%x) ... ok
LinuxBIOS Build boot notes [BOOTLOADER_NAME](0x%x)
Hmmm... what's this in here?
I've always found VIA to be pretty helpful. Maybe someone can politely
contact them for more info.
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