china buying software

Basil Chupin blchupin at
Sat Jan 22 04:57:37 UTC 2011

On 21/01/2011 20:15, David Gerard wrote:
> On 21 January 2011 04:52, Basil Chupin<blchupin at>  wrote:
>> On 21/01/2011 15:35, Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> But can you get the source?
>> No idea. Haven't bothered to look - have had no need to do so. All I cared
>> about is that it is using Linux -HEY! :-) . But if I am forced I'll have to
>> get off my butt and go find the instructions booklet :-) .
> Go on. Get the source from them just for practice, for you and them ;-)

I was a bit "off" when I stated that the GPL was an Appendix to the 
instructions manual - it's actually an Appendix to the Owner's Manual 
which comes on a CD.

OK, now that this is out of the way......

Here is the full text of what is on the CD re the source code, and this 
is all yous gonna get as I ain't prepared to pay for no stinkeen sauce 
kode on a CD :-) :


The following GPL executables and LGPL/MPL libraries used in this 
product are subject to the
GPL2.0/LGPL2.1/MPL1.1 License Agreements:
• Linux kernel 2.6
• busybox
• lzo
• uClibc
• Nanox
LG Electronics offers to provide source code to you on CD-ROM for a 
charge covering the cost of performing
such distribution, such as the cost of media, shipping and handling upon 
e-mail request to LG Electronics at:
opensource at
This offer is valid for a period of three(3) years from the date of the 
distribution of this product by LG
You can obtain a copy of the GPL, LGPL, MPL licenses from
Also you can obtain the translation of GPL, LGPL licenses from
This software is based in part on the work of the Independent JPEG Group 
copyright © 1991 – 1998, Thomas
G. Lane.
This product includes
• libpng library : copyright © 2004 Glenn Randers-Pehrson
• Zlib compression library: Copyright © 1995-2002 Jean-loup Gailly and 
Mark Adler.
• Tinyxml library : copyright (c) 2000-2006 Lee Thomason



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