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Is HTC EVER going to release the 2.2 kernel source?

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13th September 2010, 07:09 PM   |  #1  
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I'm really getting sick and tired of waiting for HTC to release the kernel source, it's simply not on that they can release the EVO's kernel about 2 days after it's released and the Desire is still as of yet without any source code released. Stock kernels =

http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/desiresrc/
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13th September 2010, 07:13 PM   |  #2  
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I vote for starting a petition.

HTC is obliged to release the kernel sourcecode in a timely fashion when formally request under the GNU public license.

I've e-mailed them a few times about it, they gave me the run-around by saying 'oh, we can help you with that. Check developer.htc.com!'

D'oh. I hate them playing dumb.
13th September 2010, 07:15 PM   |  #3  
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I'd be up for signing a petition. Get one started and we can do this properly. I want overclock etc on Sense roms plz!!!

Oh and it will help us to add trackpad unlock as trackpad wake is pointless without it!!!
13th September 2010, 07:20 PM   |  #4  
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why wouldn't google do something about it?

after all it's their OS rite?
13th September 2010, 07:20 PM   |  #5  
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Just keep e-mailing them, they're legally obliged to release it.
13th September 2010, 07:31 PM   |  #6  
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HTC is in serious violation of copyright law at the moment by distributing the software but refusing to release source code to the kernel. An indefinite 'they'll get around to it' doesn't make it legal.
13th September 2010, 07:40 PM   |  #7  
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Screw a petition.

Someone needs to take them to court. Or at least send a letter with loads of legal mumo jumbo reminding them of their obligations...

Any lawyers here with a bit of spare time...if there are I'm sure we will all give in a good word when we get to heaven for you (sorry) if you can help us.
13th September 2010, 07:42 PM   |  #8  
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As many users as possible should report HTC http://gpl-violations.org/faq/violation-faq.html
13th September 2010, 07:46 PM   |  #9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by bradputt

why wouldn't google do something about it?

after all it's their OS rite?

No it's not. in truth it's everybody's OS but it belongs most to Linus Thorvalds if it belongs to anyone at all
13th September 2010, 07:49 PM   |  #10  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Juggalo_X

As many users as possible should report HTC http://gpl-violations.org/faq/violation-faq.html

Best point of action.

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