An anonymous reader wrote in to say "I was having a look at ThinkGeek's 6 Gb MP3 jukebox, and was interested to see that the software is Linux-based. There's a link at the bottom of the page: download Linux source. Interestingly, this link requires I 'sign' a license agreement with Compaq before downloading the source code. The license, amongst other (scary) things, says:
CUSTOMER acknowledges and agrees that COMPAQ owns all rights,
title and interests in and to the SOFTWARE and all Intellectual Property
That can't be right, can it? What's going on here? Is it a simple case of Compaq needing reminding about the ground rules concerning Linux distribution? Perhaps they have not made any kernel modifications, and this license is for their application software? " Update: 09/13 05:16 PM
: we screwed this one up. The link is somewhat misleading since it says its a link to Linux Source, but its not actually the
linux source, its just some code that runs on
linux. Stop flaming please. Move along. Nothing to see here.