Cordia Tab hardware hits a roadblock with Chinese manufacturers' lack of respect for GPL
Due to some unfortunate GPL violations by tablet hardware OEMs, the Cordia Tab project has found itself without a viable hardware supplier: Searching for other manufacturers brought the same result as my previous attempts – every single manufacturer doesn’t care a button for GPL conditions and keeps the modified Linux kernel secret. We cannot use the binary kernel provided for the Android build, as it lacks crucial features like devtmpfs and cgroups support. More importantly it locks us from any future upgrades – we need to be able to forward-port features to newer kernels. It is too bad an interesting start-up project can find itself so quickly without a product because manufacturers chose to ignore requirements of free software licenses.