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    Phoronix: Allwinner Caught Obfuscating Their Improperly Licensed Code

    Allwinner is pushing their way to the top of the list of companies hated by the open-source community.....

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...fuscating-Code

  • #2
    Someone sue them already

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    • #3
      where is RMS?

      he is telling everyone that you need to make free software and it would be his duty to use this PR to help in this cases.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rabcor View Post
        Someone sue them already
        Agreed.

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        • #5
          Well then, I'll definitely go out of my way to not support Allwinner. And I thought Rockchip was bad.

          Its a shame, because Allwinner offers pretty decent performance at very low prices.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
            ... Allwinner offers pretty decent performance at very low prices.
            Perhaps because they're stealing shit?!

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            • #7
              What Else...

              Originally posted by not.sure View Post
              Perhaps because they're stealing shit?!
              I wonder what else they might be "appropriating as their own work" from the work of others?

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              • #8
                Seriously, what is the point of the licenses if, when someone violates them, no one pushes toward legal action? They have been unabashed in their dirt, and it isn't like it's a secret. They need to be held legally accountable for their thievery.
                Last edited by RoninDusette; 19 March 2015, 12:54 PM. Reason: grammatical correction

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by not.sure View Post
                  Perhaps because they're stealing shit?!
                  And it's so stupid, because if they'd just follow the license and open source it, nobody would be pissed off. And it probably wouldn't lose them any competitive advantage anyway!

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                  • #10
                    You guys don't seem to get it... no one seems to care about copyrights/intellectual property in China, but they have to comply with western laws if they want to sell their stuff elsewhere. Well, they risk a LOT if they violate NDAs and exporting laws...
                    You all blame Chinese corporations for having to comply with the laws of western countries (including your own). Isn't that funny?

                    Also, you don't WANT them to stop selling their stuff, you pressure them and threaten them, but forcing them to stop selling is actually WORSE for us as linux users, because at least they do some effort and talk to the community, most western companies don't give a flying fuck about Linux.

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