December 24th, 2010


Viewsonic GPL update

Viewsonic provided a patch to Nvidia's reference Tegra code to support their gtablet today. Which is progress! They still don't have anything for their (entirely unrelated) Viewpad Android devices, and there's no source for the userspace components, but there does seem to be a reasonable desire to do the right thing and I'm sure everything else will be sorted out soon. This still puts them ahead of Augen, who have now been violating since July and seem to be entirely at the mercy of their OEM vendor who'll sell them devices but won't give them source. Top tip: Don't buy Linux devices from companies who won't give you source code and then resell them, it tends to leave you open to all kinds of legal misery and then your children get poorly carved lumps of wood for Christmas. Don't make your children think that you're an inept parent. Pay attention to licensing obligations.