HP Apparently Breached the GPL Code

According to the developers at XDA, Hewlet Packard breached the GPL (General Public Licensing) code by releasing a modified Linux Kernal without disclosing the sources. HP has stated that the devices should be shipping with WebOS, but have not confirmed or denied if Android or a Linux Kernal is on any devices.

“HP distributed modified Linux kernel as aprt of the Andorid that shipped on at least three units (location is known, users requested the source from HP – confirmed). This is a clear GPL violation on HP part, so hopefully we can persue on this.” – XDA Article


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