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Old 06-17-2009, 07:55 AM   #1
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Kindle Source code released

Good news: Amazon just released the sourcecode to all the Kindle devices:

Source Code Notice

Amazon is pleased to make available to you for download an archive file of the machine readable source code ("Source Code") corresponding to modified software packages used in the Kindle device. By downloading the Source Code, you agree to the following:

AMAZON AND ITS AFFILIATES PROVIDE THE SOURCE CODE TO YOU ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THE SOURCE CODE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, AMAZON AND ITS AFFILIATES DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. AMAZON AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THE SOURCE CODE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.


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Old 06-17-2009, 08:11 AM   #2
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Is this "all" the source code, or just "Open" source code that they have to provide?
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:15 AM   #3
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Is this "all" the source code, or just "Open" source code that they have to provide?
Unless they've changed what they've had up for months and months, it's just the code they are legally required to release. Not everything is there.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:23 AM   #4
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Only well known, slightly modified GPLed software packages. The archives contain nothing of interest for me.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:13 AM   #5
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Sounds like they really haven't released anything worthy at all. Next piece of news.
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Old 06-17-2009, 02:57 PM   #6
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Yep, it's just the modified linux packages, no Java code:

Code:
$ ll
total 142448
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   709862 May  7 10:40 alsa-lib-1.0.13.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus      367 May  7 10:51 alsa-lib-1.0.13_patch.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   980874 May  7 10:40 alsa-utils-1.0.13.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus      545 May  7 10:51 alsa-utils-1.0.13_patch.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus    46222 May  7 10:40 base-passwd_3.5.9.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus 13080365 May  7 10:40 binutils-2.17.50.0.5.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus    80630 Jan 26  2008 bonnie++-1.03c.tgz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   222558 Nov 13  2005 bootchart-0.9.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus  1735490 May  7 10:51 busybox-1.7.2.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus    55785 May  7 10:51 dosfstools-2.11.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus  3621193 May  7 10:40 e2fsprogs-1.38.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus      944 May  7 10:51 e2fsprogs-1.38_patch.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   506312 May  7 10:40 fuse-2.7.1.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus    20480 May  7 10:51 fuse-2.7.1_link.tar
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus 39707720 Feb 14  2007 gcc-4.1.2.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus  2902738 May  7 10:40 glib-2.12.9.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus 15321839 May  7 10:40 glibc-2.5.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus  1849092 Jan 30  2008 gst-plugins-base-0.10.17.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus  1195099 May 18  2006 gst-plugins-base-0.10.6.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus  2167909 Jan 30  2008 gstreamer-0.10.17.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus    44398 Sep 20  2004 hotplug-2004_09_20.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   375416 May  7 10:40 ifupdown_0.6.8.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   173558 Sep 24  2008 iptables-1.3.3.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   477403 May  7 10:51 klibc-1.5.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   345794 Mar 27  2006 libol-0.3.18.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus 47375732 May  7 10:51 linux-2.6.22-lab126.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   280938 May  7 10:51 lrzsz-0.12.20.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   426692 May  7 10:40 lzo-1.08.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   169182 May  7 10:40 module-init-tools-3.2.2.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus     2131 May  7 10:51 module-init-tools-3.2.2_patch.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   280041 May  7 10:51 mtd-utils-1.0.0.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus    41295 May  8 12:16 picocom-1.4.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus    72842 Jun 10  2008 powertop-1.10.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   281965 May  7 10:40 procps-3.2.7.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus     1531 May  7 10:51 procps-3.2.7_patch.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   961662 May  7 10:40 readline-4.3.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   712166 May  7 10:40 syslog-ng-1.6.11.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus    99009 May  7 10:40 sysvinit-2.86.tar.gz
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   607143 May  7 10:51 taglib-1.5.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus  7008765 May  7 10:51 uboot-1.3.0-rc3.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus   194250 May  7 10:51 udev-112.tar.bz2
-rw------- 1 tklaus tklaus  1370907 May  7 10:40 util-linux-2.12r.tar.bz2
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