china buying software

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Fri Jan 21 02:50:32 UTC 2011

On 21/01/2011 13:25, Jan Claeys wrote:
> Cybe R. Wizard schreef op do 20-01-2011 om 13:52 [-0600]:
>> that's a special case wherein the software is embedded.  I suspect
>> that one could make GPLed code availabile and clone the TVs as-is (as
>> it were) and legally sell the clones
> Provided that you distribute the sources to your customers, or accompany
> your TVs with a written offer to do so...  (but where would you get the
> sources in the first place?).
> And in most cases such embeded firmwares also contain closed source
> (userspace) software, and it would be illegal to copy that software
> without permission from its authors too.

Our 42inch (107cm) LG widescreen HD TV runs on Linux and has the GPL 
licence in the instructions booklet as an Appendix.


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