Matthew Garrett (mjg59) wrote,
Matthew Garrett

Joojoo, once more

Having complained about the GPL compliance of the Fusion Garage Joojoo tablet in the past, I'm thrilled to say that I spoke to their new CTO earlier in the week and they now have full source availability here[1]. Previous engineering practices involved editing binary Debian packages rather than rebuilding from the Debian source packages, so there may be a small number of cases where it's awkward to rebuild an identical binary, but I think it's pretty clear at this point that they've done everything practical to make up for past mistakes. I've been assured that all further product development will take license compliance into account from the start, so while things may have taken a little longer than I'd have liked I think everything has worked out for the best. I'd like to say thanks to Fusion Garage and Megan Alpers at McGrath Power for their help in getting all of this resolved.

[1] I've taken a brief look at their new downloadable tarballs. If anyone does find anything missing, let me know and I'll be sure to pass it onto the right people.
Tags: advogato, fedora
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