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Pencil, Pencil, and Pencil
Dividing the Linux desktop
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A report from pgCon 2013
> How is Ubuntu a party to what some hardware vendor does with their software, unless they paid them to do it?
Ubuntu can enter into a valid contract with a hardware vendor with no money changing hands. And they can even get paid to do it! In fact, one would expect that this is their intent.
Details on Ubuntu's UEFI secure boot plan
Posted Jun 27, 2012 8:13 UTC (Wed) by dgm (subscriber, #49227)
But, as long as Ubuntu is not the one holding the keys, they will be in the clear regarding GPL compliance.
> You don't think the vendor will kick lawsuits their way if at all possible?
They can sue anybody they want, but that's frivolous litigation, and they may be fined for that.
Posted Jun 27, 2012 18:38 UTC (Wed) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Exactly. And Ubuntu is the only one holding their key. Did you think somebody else would have it?
> that's frivolous litigation
It's not frivolous if it's the only way for the white box distributor to to comply with GPLv3.
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