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  • GPL-Violator Allwinner Joins The Linux Foundation

    Phoronix: GPL-Violator Allwinner Joins The Linux Foundation

    In an interesting move, Allwinner Technology is joining the Linux Foundation...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...inner-Joins-LF

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    While one would think that they'd now clean up their game and stop violating the GPL, etc, they've also been members of Linaro since last year and that didn't seem to avoid their issues in the past few months.
    Should be pretty easy to get them to stop violating the GPL, now that they are in the Linux Foundation: Give them 6 months time to get their shit together, if it doesn't happen throw them out and revoke their license to use the Linux kernel, all accompanied by a huge media campaign about that.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by MoonMoon View Post
      and revoke their license to use the Linux kernel
      ...is this even doable? It may be possible to somehow prevent them from using the trademark, but not from forking, changing the name, keeping up with the mainline changes and carrying on like nothing happened.

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      • #4
        after all it's all about money and that is how the average Linux kernel contributor who did his/her contribution in his/her spare time and for free is kind of robbed...

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        • #5
          I don't see how The Linux Foundation can accept GPL violators. I am extremely upset that the GPL is violated so openly by so many companies.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Syke View Post
            I don't see how The Linux Foundation can accept GPL violators. I am extremely upset that the GPL is violated so openly by so many companies.
            money and greed, i don't see The Linux Foundation anymore as anything other than another evil corporation, that is not non-profit, but for-profit. if you haven't noticed already almost all Linux kernel maintainers are from the big corporations - that's how open-source was silently hijacked by corporation.

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            • #7
              Thanks for the news. Set my calendar back to April 1st...it was completely off!

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              • #8
                This story reminded me of the South Park with Al Sharpton. Time for some ass kissing.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by const View Post

                  money and greed, i don't see The Linux Foundation anymore as anything other than another evil corporation, that is not non-profit, but for-profit. if you haven't noticed already almost all Linux kernel maintainers are from the big corporations - that's how open-source was silently hijacked by corporation.
                  This.
                  These are the members of the foundation: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/members , this is what they charge: https://wiki.linuxfoundation.org/en/...s_and_Benefits , and this is what they get for the membership: http://www.linuxfoundation.org/about/join/corporate . Enough said...
                  asdfblah
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                  Last edited by asdfblah; 12 June 2015, 01:30 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by const View Post

                    money and greed, i don't see The Linux Foundation anymore as anything other than another evil corporation, that is not non-profit, but for-profit. if you haven't noticed already almost all Linux kernel maintainers are from the big corporations - that's how open-source was silently hijacked by corporation.
                    *Puts on tin-foil hat*
                    Fix the society, not the well-intending companies.

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