GPL Issue and the linux kernel

Ward Vandewege ward at
Tue Feb 25 10:58:46 UTC 2003

Hi Alexander, 

Alexander Popov writes: 

> I reasontly bought a Elitegroup (ECS) laptop distributed with Thiz Linux.
> The distro CDs did not contain the kernel source, so I requested it from 
> ECS.
> They refused to give me the code. 
> This code is modified by them in order to fully support the hardware 
> inside the machine.
> Isn't it illeagal to refuse publishing a GPLed code?

You may want to take this up with the FSF in Boston. They have a guy there 
(Dave Turner) who works specifically on (possible) GPL license violations. I 
will send you his e-mail address in a private message. 

Bye for now,

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