Busybox lawsuits: installation scripts and instructions
Posted Nov 4, 2010 20:59 UTC (Thu) by giraffedata
In reply to: ELCE: The state of embedded Linux
Parent article: ELCE: The state of embedded Linux
While the GPL v2 does say "scripts for ... installation", not everyone
interprets that as installation to the device.
Plus, it sounds like they're demanding more than scripts for installation to the device. "Instructions" sounds like some document that doesn't already exist. When I read the GPL, it sounds all about releasing what you've got, not generating new stuff to help people to work with your code. You have to release the source code you use to generate the binary, but it doesn't have to be readable and you don't have to write up a tutorial on how to work with it. Or answer emails asking how it works.
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