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The Register: Abit fends off Linux boycott

Jul 04, 2000, 13:02 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Abit appears to have headed off a boycott of its Linux distro by open source users."

"Resentment has been simmering for weeks, when Abit launched its own distro under the Gentus brand. Abit is offering the software as a bundle with its own motherboards, or as a free download. Gentus Linux is basically Red Hat, plus patches for ATA-66 support and IDE software RAID out of the box. The patches are available separately under GPL."

"The problem is, Abit has failed to acknowledge the author of these patches and fulfill its GPL obligations, according to critics. Andre Hedrick, the "Linux ATA/IDE guy", has consistently pointed that this amounts to theft."

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