Re: GPL violation: China Telecom uses a modified linux kernel in itsproduct without sources

From: Marc Dietrich
Date: Fri Dec 05 2014 - 03:47:16 EST

Am Mittwoch, 3. Dezember 2014, 22:50:09 schrieb Pavel Machek:
> Hi!
> > I think China Telecom is violating GPL in one of its products, iTV.
> > The product uses linux as its OS. To run on MIPS architecture, it does a
> > lot of modification to linux kernel. But there is NO source published. I
> > phoned them and they just refused to open the source.
> > The product 'iTV' is distributed and being used by many people. And I'm
> > sure that it uses Linux kernel, for I've checked its UART output.
> This would be right place to coordinate action:
> ...but for some reason, does not work for me.

there is not much kernel devs can do about this. Better read this first and
then ask the FSF for help.


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