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Why GPL violations are bad - Gary explains

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Piet Muijs (10 days ago)
There are also thousands of examples people violate closed source and patents. In the end the company with the biggest wallet wins
Tom Stegers (2 months ago)
👍 I also like the Apache, MIT and BSD licence 👍 Thanks Gary.
savage1267 (3 months ago)
Best one. 👍
beefgoat (3 months ago)
This reminds me of my dad's "don't be a dick" lesson
Pay Pal (3 months ago)
GPL Violation? Sounds like XIAOMI
Mozammil Hasan (4 months ago)
Gary Sims ! Sir, I have a lot of respect for you. Your videos are great, great job !
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1Schueni (4 months ago)
Hi Gary! Great Video! Could you also explain the difference between GPL2 und GPL3?
Rayman (4 months ago)
Gary The Legend, awesome video as always.
ffsBorthwick (4 months ago)
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Mateo Sosa (4 months ago)
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Sagiri (4 months ago)
I much prefer permissive licenses (BSD stye) to copyleft licenses (GPL style).
RoonyKingXL (4 months ago)
GPL is a free license, not only open source Open Source is a developing/business model. Free software is more of a philosophy or ideal, to respect the user's freedom and privacy.
dr techtek (4 months ago)
So all the android phones are publish under the GPL license? and every one can copy the software?
joek money (4 months ago)
What the hell is a gpl🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔
Gabo (4 months ago)
Gary you're amazing at explain how the hardware of a smartphone works and also how the software works in a way that is didactic and and entertaining way combining both simple and technical ways YOU DO AN AMAZING WORK, SO PLEASE KEEP ON DO IT AND THANK YOU FOR GARY EXPLAINS VIDEOS THAT YOU DID, YOU'RE DOING AND OF COURSE WILL DO P.S. : I watched another video here in YouTube to see how they explained things but I am sorry for them they're can not even neither compete nor can do it better than you if you can I love to replay to this comment
Dwi Rizki (4 months ago)
Some tech giants actually employ engineers to contribute to the open source community. Just saying.
SViN Ye (4 months ago)
There is also the Lesser GPL that allows for use of proprietary add-ons on an OS.Plus it's not like you cant sell GPL licensed software for money. https://www.gnu.org/philosophy/selling.en.html
Gabriel Manasseh (4 months ago)
Gary Explains turned into Gary Rants. Not complaining. Companies like Xiaomi are being really shitty when they violate the GPL. Awesome video!
James T (4 months ago)
cough cough..... CHINA
Tech Guy17 (4 months ago)
Pretty much give credit where credit is due
Kouroush Tavana (4 months ago)
Very Well Explained!
Shubham Chandiok (4 months ago)
Awesome video , loved the last part where u were little aggressive and u(we) should be aggressive with these things.
henrikoldcorn (4 months ago)
Gary, are you ok? Something seems to be bothering you. Great video, as always.
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
GPL violations bother me!!! :-)
Prabhdeep (4 months ago)
Man!!! You very really angry today!!!
Andrew Lee (4 months ago)
The problem today is that all these giant tech companies are all US based. In my region in Asia, among lots of companies, there's no emphasis on western based licenses and regulations. You have a software coming in from the West, great. Now it's in Asia, so it stays in Asia. West is West, Asia is Asia. Their regulations VS our regulations. Business mentality here is such - the west is the big superpower, but here, we're the inferior region, what we do doesn't make any difference, so we just mind our own business, we're not within their scope of interest. Etc. It's just how cut off the market is over on this side of the globe. Not every country has courts that enforce US laws and regulations since we are not US. Many companies don't see a global market over here, instead, we only focus on regional - where there's hardly any reach or interest from western countries/industries. Every country has their own rules, and these rules are heavily seeded into different cultures, and they don't see the need to oblige with regulations that they don't feel a part of.
Mayank Makhija (4 months ago)
I hate #Xiaomi for delaying the kernel sources for the #MIA1
Darkbyte2005 (4 months ago)
Gary explains we all listen
Sander Alphen (4 months ago)
And the company's are? Don't be shy. Please share, let it be open source.
mattig89ch (4 months ago)
Yes! Just so much yes here. Keep up the great work!
random things (4 months ago)
Calm down Garry
sureshisgreat (4 months ago)
GPL has an hidden agenda and different business model of making money. Apple understood this and never used GPL for their development.
Siyang Qiu (4 months ago)
They have used GPL software. WebKit is based on KHTML (from KDE). At the time, it wasn't a very good rendering engine and Apple completely overhauled it under wraps, in house. Then they released all of the source code as a giant release and the KHTML community couldn't make sense of it. I have heard they still hate Apple for that to this very day.
ferry155 (4 months ago)
You sir, are the real MVP
Marcus Bennett (4 months ago)
respect++
Rogeh (4 months ago)
Why did everyone mention Xiaomi here? Something they've done?? I'm out of the loop here so an explanation would be helpful..
inC qcs (4 months ago)
I don't understand why the iphone7810's animations is so smooth unlike android... will someone start to fix that? Even I have my Qualcomm Snap821 it fast but in app is still quite not good compared with Apple phone..
Abdul Rahim Ansari (4 months ago)
Gary for president! Soon
moblue 289 (4 months ago)
he shoulve mentioned some of those companies so we could avoid them and make them cry
hodsmat (4 months ago)
*cough* Xiaomi *cough*
Ikhwan Arif (4 months ago)
Great work Gary. You should name these companies that violates the GPL but I'm guessing it's the Chinese companies right?
Tom Stegers (2 months ago)
Maybe they are releasing their source code in mandarin |D
Hyperhoax (3 months ago)
Samsung is a platinum member of the Linux Foundation and also contributes a lot of code to the Linux kernel.
Holly Hsieh (4 months ago)
All this rumors you will never know who's telling the truth....especially youtube comments lol they could be telling the truth but just misinform...
Kunal Narang (4 months ago)
It's Xiaomi too. They didn't release the kernel source for Mi A1 and that's why people were complaining a lot.
Kushal Pandya (4 months ago)
Not necessarily true, if you mean OEMs not releasing Kernel sources of their Devices, then OnePlus and Huawei (both Chinese) are doing it correctly, in fact OnePlus is considered as most developer friendly phone (they release Kernel sources on very day the device is launched). Yes brands like Xiaomi don't do it, but so does Samsung (Korea) and HTC (Taiwan), both of them either release sources when their devices are obsolete or sometimes never.
HD Android Gameplay.tv (4 months ago)
Gary , can I ask you something ? I know you've wrote apps before for android when you've been running custom benchmarking tests so my question is have you ever made an app and released it in the playstore and if not why not, because if I had the skills to write code and make apps that's all I'd be doing all day ...
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
HD Android Gameplay.tv Coding is the easy part, having a good idea is the hard bit!
Good job, sir Gary!
UNBOXINg dude (4 months ago)
grate
Raghuveer Solanki (4 months ago)
Very good
Schrödinger's Dog (4 months ago)
More content like this please.
Allah is gay (4 months ago)
When Gary goes full sjw.
haro wilson (4 months ago)
Franco did blasted one phone manufacturer for doing this
Pablo Aragunde (4 months ago)
GPL or barbarism!
Rozaidi Rahmad (4 months ago)
they should watch this.
Vedang Upadhye (4 months ago)
Is he the founder of channel?
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
Vedang Upadhye No I am not, just one part of a fantastic group of writers and videographers.
Dragos XT (4 months ago)
If you don't breake a legal contract/license and nobody can sue you in court, you are doing ok.
Anirudha Donge (4 months ago)
I have one question....what happened to people who disobey GNU? Is there any legal action taken agent them?
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
Anirudha Donge There has been legal action taken in the past, try gpl-violations.org
Kwabena emma (4 months ago)
Great video Gary. Did you know that you quoted part of Matthew 10:8 from the Bible at the end?
Đức (4 months ago)
i just hate mediatek because of this. and how they tweek android aosp cancer like chinese.
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
Đức Vũ I don't understand, what do you mean Android only. What is Mediatek not doing that Qualcomm is?
Đức (4 months ago)
yes, android only. im not using any other things outside mediatek phones so im pissed with them only with that.
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
Đức Vũ I can't quite follow the argument you are putting forward. I have an Amazon Fire tablet and it uses a Mediatek chip. Amazon has published all the source code for that tablet including the Linux Kernel for that chip. How is that different to other OEMs using Qualcomm? Are you sure that your problem is with MediaTek rather than with the OEMs that use Mediatek chips?
Đức (4 months ago)
i mean, quic also have things china-based, but at least they open source and they are not being an asshole like mtk tbh
Đức (4 months ago)
yeah, but open sourceable. thats why quic chip always got custom rom. and mtk dont, just some shitty porting rom with android 4.2.x work around (for 2013 chips) until now mtk rom are better with performance, but the rom and how they build them arent acceptable
Rakib Rownaq (4 months ago)
In South Asia market most of the product of Xiaomi are not with kernel source code. This is a great violation.. I would request you guys (tech website and channels) to criticize them for this kind of behavior.
Hanyun Song (4 months ago)
Unfortunately, GPL non-compliance is par for the course in the world of Android. Budget SoC company MediaTek once tried charging users for access to GPL'd code. Motorola under Lenovo has been regularly accused of violating the GPL and releasing incomplete sources or sources that differ from the kernel shipping on devices. Unsurprisingly, the majority of these alleged GPL violators are from China, which often plays fast and loose with IP law. so i guess gary mean a lot of the companies from china, maybe some from taiwan.
497362 (4 months ago)
kind of like when the ruling elite break the social contract by stealing children for their paedophile rings.
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
497362 No, not really.
Sundeep Raj (4 months ago)
Please, tell us the names of those companies. I know you have the balls for that. Thanks
Dipankar (4 months ago)
Ya Gary U Showed Them!!!
BobEckert56 (4 months ago)
So why don't we shame and boycott these violators??
Pravin Patil (4 months ago)
Xiaomi, are you listening?
David Sn (4 months ago)
At least they deliver their changes, compared to the competition in China like Huawei
jaya surya (4 months ago)
Pravin Patil yes they are the worst GPL violators ever they often release kernels after the products life cycle when nobody is interested to make ROMs or mods for the device.
Pashok Ribakov (4 months ago)
So emotional speech! TY for your videos)
harsha1306 (4 months ago)
I can understand Gary's outburst here. People need to abide by social contracts. It is because of the open source revolution that we get to enjoy many of the modern convinces and its really ones duty to ophold that tradition of giving back to the community.
Donnavon Hallgren (4 months ago)
Or you use the written offer in the OEMs docs to request the source code. The OEMs will in turn send it to you within the time allowed by the GPLv2 which happens to be whenever the hell they feel like it!!
KOLT (4 months ago)
I fricken love these man! Thanks so much Gary! I hope you continue to make many more :}
Ita Co (4 months ago)
Gary is cool af
Bill Russell (4 months ago)
I think publishing changes makes you vulnerable to deep state exploitation,
Rodrigo (4 months ago)
You're the only reason why I'm still subscribed to this channel. <3
A Witty Username (4 months ago)
These informative videos are the best thing on this channel, and this video in particular is probably the most important. More people need to pay attention to free and open source development.
GhaV jGRite (jeaHAvee) (4 months ago)
YOU BETTER PREACH THAT OPEN SOURCE DOCTRINE!!
Gary Fleschner (4 months ago)
Professor Gary comes through again, and I feel really bad for whoever set him off. Gary's gonna tear you a new one!!
James Rosado (4 months ago)
Wow that was something and to those how put thums down shame
Amish Munshi (4 months ago)
Amazing video. You have the best videos on YouTube. Thanks for all the effort you put in for making the videos.
Torrence Johnson (4 months ago)
At about 7:29 somebody needed a whuppin'! Keep it real Gary!
Cheetos Ortiz (4 months ago)
Is this in respect to xiaomi not releaseing their source code? I think after the backlash, they finally did.
Cheetos Ortiz (4 months ago)
Gary is the best thing to come out of Android authority
Mike Oye (4 months ago)
Wow Gary is super passionate I mean he always is but you can tell he is pissed at companies that take advantage. Well done sir!
MrWilsonxD (4 months ago)
Preach it Gary!
Mark Keller (4 months ago)
*GARY!!!* *GOOD EVENING PROFESSOR!!!* Sorry I'm late, but I'm working weird hours again.
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
Mark Keller MARK!!!
FRANK ROBY (4 months ago)
Best Post ever Gary.
savage1267 (3 months ago)
FRANK ROBY Seconded.
Zak (4 months ago)
Very passionate video. Great as always
FRANK ROBY (4 months ago)
Excellent Gary
Louis Greenleaf (4 months ago)
Mediatek are the problem
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
Louis Greenleaf How do you know it was MediaTek and not Xiaomi?
Louis Greenleaf (4 months ago)
Gary Sims I'm amazed I had a redmi note 2 there was no source code available due to mediatek
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
Louis Greenleaf So does MediaTek. I have an Amazon Fire tablet and you can download the full source code for it including the Kernel for its MediaTek processor. Are you sure the fault is with Mediatek and not with the OEMs that are not providing the source code. You can't download the source code for a Samsung S8 from Qualcomm.
Louis Greenleaf (4 months ago)
Gary Sims they actually hand out the source code
Gary Sims (4 months ago)
Louis Greenleaf Out of curiosity how does Qualcomm behave differently than Mediatek?
Alex Merriam (4 months ago)
Geez you won't like Gary when he gets angry. Gary started spitting fire at the end about gpl violators. Great video as always
Mrinal KD (4 months ago)
Best line, 8:38 .
My Android (4 months ago)
calm down gary
Zed Why (4 months ago)
Gary is defo a Corbyn kinda guy. Hold tight bro, we got this!
Gardy Armand (4 months ago)
Companies like these don't even deserve our money. That's sad
Mateus Schembri (4 months ago)
As aways, a great video!
Jay K (4 months ago)
Damnit Gary, I wish I had even just a smidgen of your knowledge with tech...
Michael Neild (4 months ago)
I agree with Mr Gary Sims. These companies ought to have at least a little bit of social conscience and abide by the contract which they have agreed. It is incumbent upon them to acknowledge the people whose shoulders they are standing upon, as Mr Sims so rightly puts it!!! Most excellent video, Sir!!!
D Jaquith (4 months ago)
Personally, I feel people are wasting their time (i.e. dumb) committing time to Open Source in particular where an OEM is involved. There's too many _pricks_ like Bre Pettis out there who will screw you over first chance they get.
Zed (4 months ago)
Woah, Gary went kind of salty here, didn't he
savage1267 (3 months ago)
Okuyasu Nijimemeura And it was AWESOME.
UNBOXINg dude (4 months ago)
hah
Bryant Mitchell (4 months ago)
You’re like, really smart, dude!
Utkarsh Gupta (4 months ago)
I just love this guy!👌
Tough_Stuff (4 months ago)
This is a great and passionate explanation of why the GPL is so important. Good work!
BOBBY THOMPSON (4 months ago)
Hmmm what companies is he calling out here?
jaya surya (4 months ago)
Companies like xiaomi and mediatek.I like xiaomi but this behavior of them frustrates me.
Nic H (4 months ago)
Mainly Xiaomi I would assume.
LeFlawk (4 months ago)
Dont forget that the linux kernel is licensed under the GPLv2 and not v3
DDG (4 months ago)
You don't need our permission

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