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SubjectRe: Does Adaptec behave in compliance with GPL?
Hi!

> I have got Adaptec Serial ATA RAID 1210SA. They bundle a CD with it. The CD
> contains Linux - the cover says: "The CD will boot into Linux and provide the
> following menu selections:..."
>
> I suspect them not to be compliant with GPL because I didn't find neither Linux
> kernel sources on the CD nor any "written offer, valid for at least three
> years, to give any third party [...] source code", nor "Information
> they received as to the offer to distribute corresponding source code".
>
> Also studied the brochure that comes with the adapter. It also doesn't
> contain anything from the above.
>
> I have put the content of the CD on http://oberon.troja.mff.cuni.cz/mnt for
> the sole purpose of evaluating GPL conformance. Put list of the files
> into not-on-cd-list-of-files to assist searching in the tree.
>
> Could you please determine if this is a GPL-infringing behaviour or not?

It probably is. But polite thing to do would be to ask Adaptec about
the notice... [Do they have something "interesting" there?]
Pavel

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