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SubjectRe: [ANNOUNCE] Withdrawl of Open Source NDS Project/NTFS/M2FS forLinux

Hans,

We talked at LWE '99 about this issue.
As you can see that this is getting to be a bigger mess as I predicted
more than a year ago. As you explained to me that IGEL had verbal terms
of agreement that the code returned to M-Systems was returned with a GPL
license in it placed by IGEL. M-Systems then remove the GPL license and
converted the code in to an object that violated the rules and spirit of
GPL.

Since I discussed the with with Tim Ney and RMS at LWE '99, did IGEL
followup with legal docs to protect your position.

Cheers,

On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, David Woodhouse wrote:

>
> hps@tanstaafl.de said:
> > I'm sure that once the FSF is willing to step up, there will be lots
> > of supporters and sponsors to finance this.
>
> Far smaller companies have _already_ got away with not only violating the
> Linux kernel's GPL, but blatantly encouraging their customers to do so.
>
> Why should we believe that anyone's actually going to pursue one as large
> as Microsoft?
>
> See http://www.m-sys.com/files/drivers/doc/DOC_linux_2_2_x.zip for a
> binary-only driver which comes with instructions on how to link it into
> your kernel - encouraging you to break the GPL.
>
> Note that it doesn't come as a loadable module (although it's possible to
> hack it a bit to do that). The instructions only tell you how to link it
> into your kernel - hence violating the GPL if you distribute your product.
>
> I believe that IGEL's products are shipping with the DiskOnChip driver in
> this form. Has anyone sued them yet?
>
> --
> dwmw2
>
>

Andre Hedrick
The Linux ATA/IDE guy


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