From: Tony Toole (tony_at_valemount.com)
Date: 2002-07-04 17:23:45 UTC
Thank you for the support guys. Our website is having a credits section being worked on, which will have the GPL software listed with links to the original author's sites. Our manual already has most the information, but it's easier to keep a site up to date than a PDF.
Our drivers are written using IP from Agere and Intersil, so are unable to GPL them. We have released a GPL version of our 2MB driver, which is hosted on the Teletronics site. Teletronics has taken over further development and support for it.
I'm an enthusiast at heart, and like to lend a hand where possible, which is why you'll find me floating around on various GPL project lists, such as this one during my free time.
> On Thu, 2002-07-04 at 09:39, Ray wrote:
> > On Thu, Jul 04, 2002 at 11:09:29AM +0300, Vladimir Ivaschenko wrote:
> > >
> > > The problem with you guys, even though that your products are based on
> > > Linux, you fail to even mention that and give appropriate credit. This
> > > a clause required by GPL and you break it.
> > No, you might want to actually read the GPL
> > > GPL also requires that you clearly specify where to download the
> > > for code based on GPL.
> > They only need to give the source code to whatever GPLd binaries they
> > distributing to those that they have distributed to, not everyone. I
> > know if they are doing this or not but I certainly hope so. Of course,
> > modules that they've created themselves they do NOT have to provide
> > for.
> Right, but you can't restrict redistribution by third parties, so why
> not just put them on the web site? Of course, Tony doesn't need to
> license the code he wrote (AP drivers, etc) under the GPL. He's the
> author, and he can create non-GPL'd binary modules if he chooses,
> amongst other options.
> Of course, I hope that he does release his work under the GPL or other
> open-source license, but (a) he doesn't have to, and (b) there may be IP
> restrictions that he is under as well (like distribution of the Lucent
> firmware or source code developed from NDA'd specifications).
> David L. Sifry
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