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    PreferLinux
    Phoronix Member

  • PreferLinux
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    Originally posted by Master5000 View Post
    Let's see him enforcing his shit in China.
    That is extremely easy: sue them in the US, and block all imports of their stuff. They'll start cooperating so fast you won't know what's hit you.

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  • DeepDayze
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  • DeepDayze
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    Originally posted by Luke View Post
    If you get one of these by accident, take it back. If they won't take it, set up outside with signs warning other customers the store is selling tablets with malware that can't be taken out. They will probably be very quick to give you back your money just to shut you up, and will probably complain to the vendor. If the vendors get many of these kind of complaints they will pull out the spyware just like Lenovo had to get rid of Superfish (which should have been called superPHISH with that certificate attack).
    Good idea, and is there a list of makers that use locked bootloaders or make it hard to remove the malware on their devices?

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  • V10lator
    AtomicRNG Developer

  • V10lator
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    Originally posted by Passso View Post
    We can make an official list of companies who violate the GPL and spread it so a maximum of consummers blacklist them.
    Like gpl-violations.org (btw: what happened to that site?) or softwarefreedom.org ? No, seems like they aren't official enough, else a "maximum of customers" should already have them blacklisted, right?

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  • yogi_berra
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  • yogi_berra
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    Originally posted by Passso View Post
    We can make an official list of companies who violate the GPL and spread it so a maximum of consummers blacklist them.

    A kind of lobbying.
    Good luck with your lynch mob.

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  • Adarion
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  • Adarion
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    Dear Troll

    Harald Welte had some considerable success enforcing the GPL. GPL has the same validity as any "commercial license".

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  • Luke
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  • Luke
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    If you get a locked tablet by accident, take it back

    Originally posted by DeepDayze View Post
    Most cheap tablets have locked down bootloaders, so what are the good cheap OEM's/labels that have their bootloaders unlocked or merely locked with weak locks that can be cracked?

    I'd steer clear of these sort of tablets that are locked down and with unremovable malware buried inside.
    If you get one of these by accident, take it back. If they won't take it, set up outside with signs warning other customers the store is selling tablets with malware that can't be taken out. They will probably be very quick to give you back your money just to shut you up, and will probably complain to the vendor. If the vendors get many of these kind of complaints they will pull out the spyware just like Lenovo had to get rid of Superfish (which should have been called superPHISH with that certificate attack).

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  • DeepDayze
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  • DeepDayze
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    Most cheap tablets have locked down bootloaders, so what are the good cheap OEM's/labels that have their bootloaders unlocked or merely locked with weak locks that can be cracked?

    I'd steer clear of these sort of tablets that are locked down and with unremovable malware buried inside.

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  • jakubo
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  • jakubo
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    Originally posted by Passso View Post
    Then make a list of hardwares using it. Maybe this is not a big strike but if it can drop sales of 10% it is still hurting.
    It works for food industry.
    but i guess more people have downloaded films and music illegally than stolen an apple from the food store...

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  • Passso
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  • Passso
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    Originally posted by Nille View Post
    Thats embedded chips. You don't know in which devices this chip is. And the most customers don't care if it breaks a license or kills baby kittens until its cheap.
    Then make a list of hardwares using it. Maybe this is not a big strike but if it can drop sales of 10% it is still hurting.
    It works for food industry.

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  • Nille
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  • Nille
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    Originally posted by Passso View Post
    We can make an official list of companies who violate the GPL and spread it so a maximum of consummers blacklist them.

    A kind of lobbying.
    Thats embedded chips. You don't know in which devices this chip is. And the most customers don't care if it breaks a license or kills baby kittens until its cheap.

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