RE: Dell vs. GPL

From: Andre Hedrick (
Date: Wed Jul 02 2003 - 11:25:21 EST

Hey Matt,

Sorry for pulling back out of your vacation to resolve the issue where one
never existed. You have to understand this is all about gemme gemme free
and do not want anyone or anything to get in people's way. Even to the
point of added excessive meaning to a simple copyright license.

>From what I see and had expected, DELL has/had met its obligations to GPL.

I hope everyone including "FLUKE" is happy about interrupting somebodies
vacation, and me have to burn personal capital to get a response from Matt
on this issue.


Andre Hedrick
LAD Storage Consulting Group

On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, Matt Domsch wrote:

<snip personal note to me>

> To comply with the GPL, we made ISOs containing the SRPMS and patches for
> everything that's included on the Red Hat boot floppies / CDs - not a
> simple process to determine mind you. If you only download the boot
> floppy, you obviously don't get the other 200+MB of code, but it's all
> there on the same FTP site... Took one of my guys several days to
> decipher the boot images and figure out where all the source came from,
> when our contribution was a ~10 line fix to the serverworks.c file, and
> another ~5 line fix to the aic7xxx driver...
> All of these files are in the same ftp site. The ISOs has source files.
> --
> Matt Domsch
> Sr. Software Engineer
> Dell Linux Solutions
> Linux on Dell mailing lists @

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