However the Twitter hastag #NBCfails quickly started trending last Friday, when it was revealed that NBC would only be showing delayed coverage of most events on TV, including Danny Boyle's opening ceremony.
While NBC is providing live streaming through its website, you need to have a valid cable subscription in order to view the events.
This has seen many tech savvy US viewers turning to proxy servers to view the BBC's Olympic coverage, which doesn't need any sign-in to view — once your IP address looks like it is coming from the UK.
One provider of VPN services, HideMyAss.com has seen a ten-fold increase in new customers signing up for their services since last Friday."
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Only to those they distribute the binaries too, if they ask for it. It doesn't mean they have to put it on the open internet.
Actually it does (well putting it on the open internet would be the cheapest way to) as per section 3.b.
b) Accompany it with a written offer, valid for at least three years, to give any third party, for a charge no more than your cost of physically performing source distribution, a complete machine-readable copy of the corresponding source code, to be distributed under the terms of Sections 1 and 2 above on a medium customarily used for software interchange; or,
Essentially if they distribute binary code containing GPL derivative they must provide source to 3rd parties that request it.
And thanks for the compliment, yea I know the parts under CDDL we might not see for a long time. I'm just concerned with the community contributed GPL portions that exist. The memo indicated that a portion of the desktop environment uses these.
We will distribute updates to approved CDDL or other open source- licensed code following full releases of our enterprise Solaris operating system.
Would be hard to chastise them though as they should have released the code before any actions could be taken. Though it bothers me that the intent is to delay source release for a market edge.