Author Topic: SPMP8000 device makers in violation of eCos license?  (Read 3215 times)

Robert Claypool

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SPMP8000 device makers in violation of eCos license?
« on: June 10, 2011, 09:48:53 pm »
The eCos operating system uses a variant of the GPL license. SPMP8000 device makers aren't releasing the source. Are they in violation?

zear

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Re: SPMP8000 device makers in violation of eCos license?
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2011, 01:29:37 am »
You have to ask them for the source first. If they refuse - then they violate GPL. That's how it works.
Also, Dingoo Tech's A380 is using linux kernel and userland applications, most of them GPL-ed, and I haven't heard of them releasing the source code of any of that programs.
So I guess such a practice is quite common in China.

BonesCollector

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Re: SPMP8000 device makers in violation of eCos license?
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2011, 03:45:47 am »
GPL is dead letter in China, even some Android tablets makers don't release the source code  8)


Poligrafowicz

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Re: SPMP8000 device makers in violation of eCos license?
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2011, 08:24:30 am »
Some of the native Dingoo A320 emulators are based on GPL ones. DD\DT never released the code either...

 

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