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lyceum
December 10th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Has anyone else heard abut this?

http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&taxonomyName=development&articleId=9051799&taxonomyId=11&intsrc=kc_top

Good to know that the GPL is being inforced. I am interested to see what Veriaon does.

n3tfury
December 10th, 2007, 05:41 PM
even though they're distributing, that should fall squarely on Actiontec. btw, those routers suck. either way, as soon as FIOS is available in my area, i'll be all over it.

also, what's wrong with your keyboard?

PriceChild
December 10th, 2007, 05:53 PM
Good to know that the GPL is being inforced. I am interested to see what Veriaon does.There have been a slew of cases recently... the FSF have done the above in 4 cases recently to defend busybox.

Then there's the asus eeeeeeeeepc (is it two e's or three?) source code and mpaa as well.

It seems to be working :)

tehet
December 10th, 2007, 06:18 PM
even though they're distributing, that should fall squarely on Actiontec.
Perhaps I don't understand correctly, but Actiontec doing their end of the deal:
http://opensource.actiontec.com/index.html

So should Verizon if they redistribute these routers to their customers.

n3tfury
December 10th, 2007, 07:05 PM
Perhaps I don't understand correctly, but Actiontec doing their end of the deal:
http://opensource.actiontec.com/index.html



dunno. i didn't write the article.

tehet
December 10th, 2007, 07:50 PM
dunno. i didn't write the article.
Please allow me to refraze. What do your words "that should fall squarely on Actiontec" mean. I'm not a native speaker and I guess it means that Actiontec is the one at fault here. That is clearly not/no longer the case.

n3tfury
December 10th, 2007, 07:59 PM
Please allow me to refraze. What do your words "that should fall squarely on Actiontec" mean. I'm not a native speaker and I guess it means that Actiontec is the one at fault here. That is clearly not/no longer the case.

you're right, it may not be now that you linked that. but by reading the article alone, my opinion is that it should fall into Actiontec's lap. Verizon should have at least responded though - that was pretty moronic not to do so.

pjkoczan
December 10th, 2007, 10:15 PM
I think this is the first time I've ever seen source code available only by registered mail for a cost.

I guess it doesn't violate the GPL, but...weird.

And who says you can't make money off open source? :)

lyceum
December 10th, 2007, 11:42 PM
Sorry about the keyboard error earlier, but I think it is funny that the FSF is going to court, but MS is not. What is up with that? lol