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Old 01-10-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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Where is Bookeen?

I haven't seen any activity on their blog, nor much on their site. I haven't seen much about an alledged linux source code either which would be requird if they use linux.

Does anyone else know about any of these items?
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:37 AM   #2
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I haven't seen any activity on their blog, nor much on their site. I haven't seen much about an alledged linux source code either which would be requird if they use linux.

Does anyone else know about any of these items?
I don't know who's in charge of maintaining their blog, but I've DEFINITELY heard from both Bookeen - in general - and Michael Dahan in the last few days.

As for the linux source code, I believe they will probably release the source code for the OS once they've settled down from the busyness they're under, what with the backordering and all. But I doubt we'll see the reader app's source code released any time soon. If I understand correctly, that's all something they developed in-house.

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Old 01-10-2008, 11:42 AM   #3
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Oh, I do not expect source for material they developed in-house... though for some components it might be in their own interest to do so. But that is besides the point,...

I simply hope that they do understand that people who are looking for a product like this, an emerging market, are carefully examining all sellers and might hold back at vendors who actually show little signs of being alive. Such as little updates to web-pages. Communication is life they say!

As for the source to the Linux Kernel and other open source material, it is simply required. By law.
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Required by law? I wonder about that. Bookeen is a French company (sited in Paris), so the laws applicable would be the laws in France and the European Union. I don't know about the obligation to release their source code.
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Required by law? I wonder about that. Bookeen is a French company (sited in Paris), so the laws applicable would be the laws in France and the European Union. I don't know about the obligation to release their source code.
They have to do it if the have used GPL:ed code and whatever code the GPL affected. Archos another French company was slow releasing the code for the 04 series and people complained to EFF that sent them some letters and they finally made the code available.
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Oh, yes, I wasn't thinking about GPL, but you're right.
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