DRAC firmware source code - update 2

Philip Tait philip at naoj.org
Wed Feb 4 18:38:39 CST 2009

On Thu, 2009-02-05 at 10:28 +1000, Adam Nielsen wrote:
> >> I'm hoping someone will figure out what's going on before we 
> >> have to take things further...
> > 
> > As a regular mailing list member, I respectfully ask you to take any
> > issues you have involving licensing off list, and offer up a few links
> > so you can better understand the GPL.
> > 
> > GPL enforcement is the responsibility of the copyright holder
> > (http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-faq.html#WhoHasThePower), as a regular
> > user, you have no "rights" to demand anything from Dell. If you see a
> > GPL violation, tell the copyright holder and hope they have the time and
> > resources to do something about it. You can also direct the developer to
> > the Free Software Foundataion, who will procecute violations if you sign
> > your copyright over to them. In the case of busy box, contact
> > gpl at busybox.net (http://www.busybox.net/license.html). 
> I'm sorry, perhaps you misunderstood my message.  By "taking things 
> further" I meant informing the copyright holders.  While it is 
> frustrating that we are so far unable to get hold of the source code, I 
> understand that in an organisation the size of Dell it can sometimes 
> take a while for things to happen, so of course I am prepared to be 
> patient.  There is no point in getting the BusyBox, Kernel, etc. 
> developers involved when Dell are trying their best to comply.  I 
> consider that a last resort.
> Have no fear, this discussion is unlikely to deteriorate into an 
> argument about the GPL.  I will however keep posting updates as I hear 
> news from Dell, as enough people seem to be interested in the outcome. 
> Feel free to add my address into your killfile if you're not one of
> them :-)

I think there are a few people on this list interested in seeing the
DRAC source code one day, so please keep these updates coming.

Philip J. Tait

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