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=Introduction=
 
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This page was created to collect all the GPL-Violations of various Companies regarding the Buffalo Linkstations/Terstations.  
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This page was created to collect all the GPL-Violations of Buffalo Technology regarding the Buffalo Linkstations/Terstations.  
 
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The plan is to confront these Companies with the complete Collection at once instead of just asking for bits and pieces every time.
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The plan is to confront Buffalo with the complete Collection at once instead of just asking for bits and pieces every time.
We in fact want the sourcecode of everything that wasn`t properly included in the downloadable GPL-packages.
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We in fact want the source-code of everything that was not properly included in the GPL-packages that can be downloaded at their [ftp://24.153.165.234/GPL/ US-ftp-server].
If these companies even do not give us everything we should get regarding the GPL, then we most likely will get in touch with [http://gpl-violations.org/ http://gpl-violations.org/]. read the [[w:Gpl-violations.org|short english article]] at wikipedia also.
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If Buffalo even does not give us everything we should get regarding the GPL, then we most likely will get in touch with [http://gpl-violations.org/ http://gpl-violations.org/]. Read the [[w:Gpl-violations.org|short english article]] at wikipedia also.
 
==What is GPL?==
 
==What is GPL?==
 
Check the [[w:http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License|german]] or [[w:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License|english]] wikipedia-articles.
 
Check the [[w:http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License|german]] or [[w:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_General_Public_License|english]] wikipedia-articles.
 
==So what does this mean?==
 
==So what does this mean?==
The sourcecode of every application/kernel/anything that was licenced under the GPL '''has''' to be made available. The package has to be the the exact version of the sourcecode while it was compiled...so even if it was patched afterwards it has to be released that way.
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The source-code of every application/kernel/anything that was licenced under the GPL '''has''' to be made available. The package has to be the the exact version of the source-code while it was compiled...so even if it was patched it has to be released that way.
 
GPL-Violations occur then when companies "forget" to release everything.
 
GPL-Violations occur then when companies "forget" to release everything.
  

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Introduction

This page was created to collect all the GPL-Violations of Buffalo Technology regarding the Buffalo Linkstations/Terstations.

The plan is to confront Buffalo with the complete Collection at once instead of just asking for bits and pieces every time. We in fact want the source-code of everything that was not properly included in the GPL-packages that can be downloaded at their US-ftp-server. If Buffalo even does not give us everything we should get regarding the GPL, then we most likely will get in touch with http://gpl-violations.org/. Read the short english article at wikipedia also.

What is GPL?

Check the german or english wikipedia-articles.

So what does this mean?

The source-code of every application/kernel/anything that was licenced under the GPL has to be made available. The package has to be the the exact version of the source-code while it was compiled...so even if it was patched it has to be released that way. GPL-Violations occur then when companies "forget" to release everything.

GPL-Packages

LS Pro-GPL

This is the GPL for the Information/LSPROOverview aka LS-GL.
Look at the

Violations

What? Exact Violation
UBoot Bootloader no sources
lsprcvd, ls_sonar, rsfwdc, rsfwds openssl stuff is linked into these binaries, sources are missing
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HG/HS-GPL

This is the GPL for the HS aka LS-GL.
Look at the

Violations

What? Exact Violation
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