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forums was that:1. He could not get the source they released to compile.2. Quoted a GPL violations FAQ.3. Told them they are doing a bad thing.4. From his complaint they have no idea if the problem is because they made a mistake in the source release, or if there is something wrong with his environment, or whatever.

Karunamon 961 days ago link

No, even if he was completely wrong (which he probably isn't), deleting the post would not be appropriate. If they needed more information, they could ask. If he was wrong, they could correct him. What kind of asshole does it take to think just ignoring and deleting legitimate requests is appropriate?

lotu 961 days ago link

I added this as a comment in a related thread on XDA, but it seems relevant here:Brief background my name is Matthew Garrett. I'm a Linux kernel developer working for Red Hat. I bought an original Nook back in 2009 and was responsible for getting Barnes and Noble to release the full kernel source code. When the Nook Color was released I did the same. It has been argued that the GPLv2 implicitly New Mens Air Max 2015

As a bit of further clarification, I've downloaded the source tarball and checked it out. The kernel source appears as complete as I'd expect it to be. I don't have a Nook Tablet to check the filesystem, but the userspace code at least roughly matches what ought to be there. The bootloader source seems to match the hardware. As far as I can tell the only argument is that the NT will only boot with a signed bootloader and kernel, and the signing keys aren't included. It should be fixed, but the fact that it isn't is not a showstopper.

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No, he's saying it won't boot. Big, huge, enormous difference. He can clearly get it to compile, since he apparently produced some image that he thought (apparently wrongly) that the Nook would be willing to boot.

I agree, with you this post titled "B has a Legal Obligation to release full source code" is very adversarial. It sounds like he might want to sue B and them might believe he is committing libel. There is Nike Air Max Tavas University Red no reason why they would want host his comment. He would be much better off, if he was friendly asking (not demanding) help from B or other users who might of gotten it to compile, and thanking B for making the Nook and providing the source code.

angusgr 961 days ago link

provided you with the kernel source code. They've done better than many by also providing you with the configuration file. They have a strong argument that by doing so they've complied with the requirements of GPLv2, and while you (and I) may disagree, that's almost certainly going to be as much as they'll be required to do. I think it's far too extreme to claim that they're actively violating.

would be much better off, if he was friendly asking (not demanding) help from B but as far as the GPL goes, he's well within his rights to demand they follow their obligations. The fact that it was overlooked to begin with looks somewhat shifty.

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requires the same, in the form of the requirement for the scripts required for installation. I'm sympathetic to that claim, and I will not personally distribute any code that requires a private signing key. But I'm not a lawyer and I'm certainly not a judge. Many Android devices have locked bootloaders. I think this is a despicable anti consumer design choice, but nobody's taking action against it. B have Nike Air Max Tavas Size 14

"Many Android devices have locked bootloaders. It contained no information that would actually help them resolve the problem. All it said in his post on their Nike Air Max Thea Loyal Blue

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Exactly:"The source code for a work means the preferred form of the work for making modifications to it. For an executable work, complete source code means all the source code for all modules it contains, plus any associated interface definition files, plus the scripts used to control compilation and installation of the executable. However, as a special exception, the source code distributed need not include anything that is normally distributed (in either source or binary form) with the major components (compiler, kernel, and so on) of the operating system on which the executable runs, unless that component itself accompanies the executable."

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He's an experienced Android kernel hacker, so he's no amateur. He's saying it won't compile using what they've given. He's also stated it fails under the common Android build setups he's used for other Android kernels. One of the requirements of the GPL is to provide the build/make instructions to allow other developers to build it themselves. It would appear B isn't quite doing this.

Hi mjg59 I saw it here as well, downloaded the source, and posted to xda developers. It kind of feels like it could possibly be user error at this point:PlanetFunk 961 days ago link

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theli0nheart 961 days ago link

B refuses to release source code of Nook Tablet

JohnTHaller 961 days ago link

What B did was not constructive whatsoever. If the reason they deleted his post was because of lack of details, why not ask him for them?

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