Asus violating GPL again?

There was a small firestorm last year when people realized that Asus was not releasing source code to GPL’d components of the EeePC. At the time, they eventually did post source code on their website.

Recently I bought an Eee 901. Asus has modified the kernel’s ACPI driver. They released the source code to that on an 8G surf model, but the 901 has additional hardware features in the ACPI space (bluetooth radio power toggle, for instance) that are not in the source they released back then. There are no sources released at all under the 901 section of their website.

Anyone know whom to contact at Asus about this?

7 thoughts on “Asus violating GPL again?

  1. Asus needs to use free, as in liberty, software instead of free, as in doesn’t cost anything. Using software with restrictive liscenses like Microsoft or GPL (I think GPL is the more restrictive of the two) is just a pain.

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