[Arm-netbook] Conflict-free minerals

Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton lkcl at lkcl.net
Fri Aug 11 08:15:26 BST 2017

crowd-funded eco-conscious hardware: https://www.crowdsupply.com/eoma68

On Fri, Aug 11, 2017 at 7:50 AM, mike.valk at gmail.com
<mike.valk at gmail.com> wrote:

>>  they still have not resolved the use of the GPL-violating Mediatek OS
>> distributed with that phone, meaning that they have LOST ALL RIGHTS TO
>> DISTRIBUTE PRODUCT - including the Fairphone 2 and all future
>> products.
> True and the FP1 has been officially been discontinued from support.
> FP2 is a Qualcomm device.

 ceasing sale of one criminally-infringing product does not grant the
right to sell another.  once rights are lost they may NOT be
re-established without the consent of ALL copyright parties.

 thus sadly they no longer have the right to distribute the FP2.  or
future products.  if they continue to do so they will be operating as
an illegal criminal cartel (an Organised Crime Syndicate) *not* a

 they can fix that by obtaining that Mediatek source code.


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