June 16, 2009

Palm Pre is Shipping GPL Incompliant

Article Source FOSSBazaar
June 16, 2009, 11:35 pm

Harald Welte reports that there are problems with the GPL compliance of the Palm Pre: "I would have expected much more from a company like Palm. If you as a commercial entity want to use GPL licensed software, you don't have to pay one cent in licensing or any royalties. All that you have to do is to make sure you have the complete corresponding source code that was used for compiling the actual binaries available at the time you start shipping the object code. Providing a written offer and then delaying is not good GPL compliance practise and introduces legal [and thus business] risks that could have been easily avoided."