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Re: [DRAFT] resolving DFSG violations

On Wed,29.Oct.08, 22:11:27, Michelle Konzack wrote:
> I am not realy sure, 50.000 customers would accept hardware  which  cost
> 45 US$ instead of 40 US$ because there are 2-3 OSS frickler  which  want
> access to the source because they want to fix something.
> Do you would give the FIXES back to the manufacturer?
I thought that was the nice thing about GPL. If you want to distribute 
your changes the receiver has to get the source too ;)

> IF the hardware is working under Linux, BSD, MacOS, Windows and  others,
> are you realy willing to give the changes back even the other users  are
> using Windows?
> I know a hardware manufacturer which gaved the sourcecode away under GPL
> and it is IN the Debian distribution, but its OSS frickler upstream  has
> never gaved the changes back to the manufacturer so others  can  benefit
> from it...
The manufacturer can get it with a copy of Debian if he wants to ;)

> Note:   The OSS firmware IS NOT compatibel with Windows and does
>         not add any additional functionalyty except it is open!

And why is this NOT important?

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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