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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Android tablet GPL compliance

The Android operating system is built on top of the Linux kernel and a small number of other GPL components. The GPL requires that vendors either provide the source code to the GPL components with the device, or alternatively to provide a written offer to provide the source code upon request. Many vendors fail to do this. Distributing devices without adhering to the copyright license of the associated software is copyright infringement, and doing so commercially is a criminal act in many countries.

This page attempts to list the known Android tablet (not phone) devices available, along with broad information about the chipset and whether the vendor supplies the kernel source in compliance with the license. The vendor may still be failing to provide source for GPLed userspace components. Such breaches are currently out of scope of this page.

Please send corrections or updates here.



Go there to see the updated list...



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