Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ [H]omer on Wednesday 28 November 2007 22:35 : \____
>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>> ASUSTek is committed to meet the requirements of the GNU General
>>> Public License
>> Ostensibly, they do now seem to provide /all/ the sources. Whether or
>> not these are the /corresponding/ sources for all the code, is a matter
>> for investigation.
>> Direct links:
>> Why on earth have they used the proprietary RAR archiver for these?
>> Anyway, the first six files are new, AFAICT, and presumably brings ASUS
>> into compliance. Like I said, I'd need to check.
> Watch the second comment in Slashdot. It's very funny. ASUSTek pulling a
> publicity stunt by teasing the GPL...
I suppose they could be forgiven for that. To a point. The decision to
pre-install a distribution which Microsoft have blessed is surely a
mistake though - there is a wide open opportunity for a manufacturer to
use an untainted distribution.
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