[Arm-netbook] CT-PC89E kernel source investigation

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton luke.leighton at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 5 11:59:59 GMT 2010

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 9:35 AM, Alejandro Mery <amery at geeks.cl> wrote:
> Hi Adam,
> On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 02:41, Adam Gill <madallig at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Luke,
>> I have sent an email explaining the many reasons why we need the linux
>> kernel source code .....
> is the GPL one of the "reasons" exposed? do they know what using
> software licensed under GPL means?

 i haven't asked - i'd rather that we _assumed_ that they do, thus
leaving a feeling of "cooperation".  i've primed adam to explain that
out of the 20 units, _fifteen_ of them went to "linux experts", who
are willing to assist etc. etc.

 carrot first: it works better with the chinese ethos, to "enter into
cooperative and collaborative business ventures".

 if we start "threatening" them with the GPL, we lose the good-will,
and any possibility of working with them.  so, it's better to trust
that they _do_ understand the implications of the GPL.


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