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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."

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