[Sur] Is Project Ceibal violating the GNU General Public License?
yamaplos en bolinux.org
Lun Ago 24 12:17:45 EDT 2009
I must have missed some part of this, you appear to be quoting some
Ceibal document, could you point us to it?
Walter Bender wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 24, 2009 at 3:48 AM, John Gilmore<gnu en toad.com> wrote:
>> Re: [Sugar-devel] RFH - Journal corruption reports fom 8.2.1 users in Uy
>>> Remember that Ceibal XOs have root access locked-down. And I recently found
>>> out that since the key-delegation stuff was implemented, we can't request
>>> developer keys. Not from OLPC at least, and LATU is not providing that service
>>> that I know...
>> Could someone please clarify this?
> According to Ceilbal (24-08-09):
> "We have delivered developer keys in the past, and we will deliver them to
> the owner of the machine upon request."
> Therefore, I do not think that there is a violation of the GPL.
>> It sounds like Project Ceibal is explicitly violating the GNU General
>> Public License on much or all of the software that it ships:
>> * It provides binaries without source code, and without a written
>> offer of source code.
>> * It provides binaries in a physical form (laptop) which is
>> protected against modification by the end-user, so that those
>> users cannot replace the GPLv3-licensed software on the laptop
>> with later versions. More than 20 packages shipped are GPLv3
>> licensed, as of 12 months ago, including the Coreutils (most
>> shell commands), tar and cpio (used for software updates), and
>> gettext (internationalization). GPLv3 requires that the relevant
>> passwords or keys must be supplied to the end user -- including
>> both the "developer key" and the root password.
>> * Some programs are modified, but the modified versions are not
>> marked to distinguish them from the original GPL-licensed
>> There are other less important violations as well (most are documented
>> at bugs.laptop.org; search for "GPL").
>> I would be happy to learn that the children receiving these laptops
>> have full access to source code, ability to upgrade their laptops
>> at will, and can tell modified from unmodified software. Please let
>> me know what is really happening in the schools of Uruguay.
>> John Gilmore
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