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Storage Linux News for Sep 21, 2001

  • Slashdot: GPL Violation, Microtest's DiskZerver (2001-09-21 11:07:32)
    "Apparently, Microtest (NAS division since sold to XStore ) put together a mess of GPL software - a modified Linux kernel 2.0.27, Samba 1.9.x-ALPHA (!!!), the MARS_NWE netware emulator, and GNU C libraries (libc5), among others, stuffed them on a flash chip in a drive-bay-size embedded 486-based computer, and sold it as their "DiscZerver " product line. They also used some non-GPL packages, including Apache and Netatalk (macintosh server). Nothing wrong with their methods, but there's plenty wrong in their implementation."