Compro Technology Accused of GPL Violation
May 22, 2008, 13:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"An eagle-eyed user of the Linux Kernel Mailing List archive,
going by the name of Jo Shields (who many of you may know), has
accused Compro Technology of violating the General Public License
"'I've discovered a GPL violation by Taiwanese TV card
manufacturer Compro Technology.
"'On their site, they are offering a 'driver' for Mandriva Linux
2007.1, in the form of an 18 meg "linux.rpm"[1,2,3,4]. This
'driver' is, in fact, an entire kernel image (from snd-emu10k1.ko
to libata.ko, with everything in between), generated from
Mandriva's kernel source package, with local modifications to at
least two files (major file size gap between Compro and Mandriva
kernels in tuner.ko and cx88xx.ko)...'"