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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BRIAN5337, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. BRIAN5337

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    I saw a reference to this Samsung violation.

    What is this about?
     

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    Get that kernal source Samsung! !!
     
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    This thread should be closed. The real details will be around tomorrow.
     
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    Im sorry

    Did i ask something i shouldn't have? [​IMG]

    Ok so far im getting something to do with kernel source code.

    Did they install something in it that was intrusive to end user?
     
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    They reused gpl code without releasing the code as demanded by the gpl license. add ons don't have to be given, but the modified kernel source code is supposed to be released. Keeping it closed source is a violations of the terms of the general public license (gpl). At least I think that's what it is...
    Could I be wrong (again)? :)
     
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    Yes. They released the source, it's just horribly broken and cannot generate anything working, and thus anything identical to what's released in the stock kernel binary.
     
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