[mythtv-users] xperinet selling mythtv systems and violating theGPL?

mythtv-users at fastdruid.co.uk mythtv-users at fastdruid.co.uk
Sun Jun 5 19:25:48 UTC 2005

Mike wrote
> Folks, I just ran across a review of Xperinet's home
> media server product in this month's sound and vision,
> and from the screenshots it sure looked like MythTV. 
> So I went to their website at www.xperinet.com, and
> looked at their product line. 
> As far as I can tell, it appears to be version of Myth
> TV, focused on DVD and CD archiving.  There is no
> mention of MythTV.  From the highly positive article
> in  S&V, it looks like they are adding features like
> bookmarks for chapters and other changes to Myth, but
> I can't find any source code on their site.  Isn't
> this a violation of the GPL?

They don't have to have the source on the website, it may
be the source is on the servers/clients or supplied in CD
form with them.


> Does anyone know anything about these folks?  Don't
> they have to release source code to be GPL compliant? 

I don't know that much about the GPL but I thought it had
to be *available* not necessarily a free download from their
website (although that is what quite a few companies do).

On a side note I noticed that their Taurus 2100 is a Pundit-R.


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