Re: possible abuse of debian and GPL
2009/10/27 MJ Ray <email@example.com>:
> richard newton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> The following site appears to be selling a computer with a modified Debian
>> system. I could find nothing on the site about the OS or where I might get
>> the source code.
>> In one of the screenshots I noticed it was using iceweasel so I assumed it
>> was using Debian.
> Thanks for the email. I'm not sure the debian project can fix that.
> Is there any evidence that they are not giving the source code to
> their customers? They are not required to publish it to all. See
> If there is evidence, I suggest you contact one of the copyright
> holders (see the About box of a supplied program) and/or the FSF,
> http://www.fsfeurope.org/ftf/ or GPL-Violations.org
I went onto their live chat, and asked for a copy of the source code.
They said 'the source code is not open'. I asked if that applied for
customers of the Go Computer as well. They said 'yes'.
Harry Rickards - email@example.com
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