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TomTom Leaches

Aug 17, 2009, 12:31 (15 Talkback[s])


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"I purchased this device after learning that TomTom are a Linux company, or so I thought, after having read about how TomTom was sued by Microsoft for breach of copyright on the use of FAT32, and how TomTom had sought assistance from the Linux Foundation, and also that the TomTom devices are built on top of the Linux kernel and other Free Software tools.

"Nothing could be further from the truth. Tom Tom are not, I repeat are not a Linux company, they are not even a Linux friendly company, what they are, in fact, are leaches, they use Linux and other free Software, and even run to the Linux foundation when threatened by the likes of Microsoft, but they do not support Linux, and nor, based on the replies I've received, does appear likely they are about to. They use Linux and Free software because it reduces their costs, but they are not prepared to give a single thing back to the community they take from."

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