Linux developer in solo bid to enforce GPL
Sep 15, 2010, 01:34 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Varghese)
[ Thanks to Sam
Varghese for this link. ]
"A Linux developer is attempting to get the Singapore-based
maker of a tablet device to comply with the GPL without taking the
usual route of going to the courts.
"Red Hat employee Matthew Garrett says he has written to the US
Customs about the fact that Fusion Garage, the maker of the Joojoo
tablet, has not provided him with the source code for the operating
system that runs the device.
"Garrett sent the letter based on advice offered by former Linux
Journal publisher Don Marti on a web forum.
"Marti wrote: "If you're a copyright holder, and the
manufacturer exports to the USA, you can start an administrative
proceeding with the US Customs Service. It looks much easier and
less expensive than a court case."