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Finally got a response from FOSS!


Thank you for taking the time to report this potential violation. We are

still in the process of investigating the allegations. Thank you for

your time and for your patience.






Donald R. Robertson, III, J.D.

Copyright & Licensing Associate

Free Software Foundation

51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor

Boston, MA 02110, USA

Phone +1-617-542-5942

Fax +1-617-542-2652

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Yeah, they sent us all the same email. I just hope they will actually manage to do something.

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Also try: compliance@sfconservancy.org , https://sfconservancy.org/copyleft-compliance/

They can act on behalf of the copyright holders of Linux.


If anyone owns a Synology NAS, go ahead and email Synology and ask for the source code (don't ask for it to be published to sourceforge, just ask for a copy, because the license allows any form of distribution). If they don't send the source, forward that email to sfconservancy, that should be enough evidence.

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Is there any update on this matter? Really interesting reading. Last week i attended their product update (i live in SEA), and they were really proud of their DSM 6.2 and 18series product (218, 718+, 918+, etc..)

i just wish i had read this last week, that would be awesome cos i can ask questions about this to their face, while there's tons of media in the same room.


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On 11/26/2017 at 7:35 AM, IG-88 said:

the latest 6.1 (15217) is missing ("only" 15152 is availible) but for 6.2 (beta) source seems availible

https://sourceforge.net/projects/dsgpl/files/Synology NAS GPL Source/22259branch/


918+ is apollolake, also availible as 6.1 (15152)

https://sourceforge.net/projects/dsgpl/files/Synology NAS GPL Source/15152branch/apollolake-source/



If I recall well Synology always releases sources of Beta versions. This allows developers to start updating and testing their packages. It also serves for bug tracking. This said, I don't think they will be releasing the final version of the source for 6.2 for quite some time following DSM 6.2 public release.

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