[LinuxBIOS] [PATCH] Drop Transmeta TM5800 + Densitron DPX114
c-d.hailfinger.devel.2006 at gmx.net
Wed May 23 12:28:55 CEST 2007
On 22.05.2007 02:52, ron minnich wrote:
> A shame, too, but transmeta was always pretty hard to deal with. There
> was a company that very clearly violated the GPL by shipping a
> transmeta-based machine running linuxbios, and never releasing source
> to their customers. They kept telling me transmeta would not let them
> release the code. I never found out the truth, i.e. who would not
> allow what to be released. That company is out of business, their code
> is lost forever. A sad story.
If that happens again, we might just sue the offender.
http://www.gpl-violations.org has achieved great success with that
method. Even if we don't manage to get the offender to release the
code, we can stop sales of the product which will hurt them enough
to rethink their strategy. Plus, vendors will not think stealing
code is OK.
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