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Re: Yet another [cross] installer

On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 9:55 PM, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton
<lkcl@lkcl.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 1, 2010 at 7:02 PM, Hector Oron <zumbi@debian.org> wrote:
>> Hello,
>  hi hector, this is a timely message / issue to raise: it's very
> relevant for the (newly discovered) CT-PC89E arm netbook which a
> friend of mine found.
>>  Nowadays, the number of devices (non x86) is growing and growing.
>> Lots of these devices have not upstream linux kernel support, which
>> makes it a bit harder to maintain in the context of debian-installer.
>  in the case of the CT-PC89E, we haven't yet taken on the burdensome
> and patient task of explaining the implications of the GPL to the
> factory, yet, and of the need and obligation for them to provide the
> GPL source code of both the linux kernel _and_ of the u-boot startup.
>  i'm not mentioning this in order for people to go, "well, you're a
> fool, and you can expect every problem you get, can't you, and don't
> expect anyone on any debian mailing to ever provide you with any
> assistance whatsoever".
>  i'm mentioning it because with the increased uptake in guhoogul
> anderoyd, the complete lack of understanding of the hardware
> manufacturers - chinese - for the implications and obligations of the
> GPL is going to be much more commonplace.
>  thus, _realistically_, it makes sense to take into consideration that
> some devices aren't going to _immediately_ get the linux source code,
> and thus the fact that there may be binary-only linux kernels to work
> from - initially - would also need to be taken into consideration.

Do you know where I can buy such device?

I am ready to help trying to get Debian running on it.

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