[Arm-netbook] CT-PC89E - success replicating boot from SDcard with switch in NON-factory-default setting

Alain Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Wed Mar 24 13:41:33 GMT 2010

On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 01:24:23PM +0000, Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton wrote:
> dear kimberly,
> ...

> if you do not comply, we will hunt your product down relentlessly and
> will inform all buyers of the non-compliance.  it is very easy to do
> this, because your excellent product is the only one that is an 8.9in
> ARM netbook.  it is therefore incredibly easy to find:
> http://www.alibaba.com/product-gs/277571430/8_9_TFT_LED_2GB_NAND.html
> we will be contacting this company and also advising them of the
> ongoing GPL violations.

Just to make that clear what a GPL violation means: it will be illegal to
sell the product in a country where the GPL is recognised; this will
reduce sales of the product - which is a pity. Sale of the hardware could
make you a lot of money.

> once you have complied by providing all source code, we will do
> absolutely everything that we can to help you make your product the
> success that it truly deserves to be.

You got the Linux kernel for free because of the GPL.
All that we are asking is that you return your modifications for free as required by the GPL.

Alain Williams
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