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SubjectRe: [Ext-rt-dev] Re: [ANNOUNCE] Linux 2.6 Real Time Kernel
On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 10:55:40AM -0400, Kurt Wall wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2004 at 04:04:48PM +0100, Martijn Sipkema took 42 lines to write:
> > From: "La Monte H.P. Yarroll" <piggy@timesys.com>
> > > Martijn Sipkema wrote:
> > >
> > > >As you are mentioning TimeSys; they are distributing a modified kernel
> > > >with added realtime features, but do they also make the source available?
> > > >
> > > >
> > > Yes we do. We're releasing all of our 2.6.x work. Is there anything
> > > you're having difficulty finding?
> >
> > The source code for the module adding realtime functionality to Linux 2.4; at
> > least at the time I downloaded it, that source was not available.
> >
> > > >I know that they used to extend the kernel using a proprietary kernel
> > > >module; a clear violation of the GPL.
> >
> > You did not comment on this.. why?
>
> Perhaps because it was a troll?

No. This is a real issue, Timesys has been violating the GPL all the time
with their 2.4 based offerings. I still haven't found a european distributor
I could easily sue for it, though.

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