whoami wrote:From the support email...they asked their superior and they said "that we would not be releasing the source code."
I wasn't asking for source for the whole EVSE, just the open source components with respect to the GPL.
See if you can get that (the decline) in writing.. email or a letter. EFF loves to chase this stuff down. The BusyBox author (Bruce P) in particular will put with none of it. When faced with a formal assertion by the authors and copyright holders, most companies "see the light".
The GPL is not unclear or flexible about these requirements: If you deliver a product with GPL code in it, you must deliver the source code to the end user.
It seems obvious that portions of the Blink
firmware are GPL, and they have no choice in the matter but to deliver source code, with redistribution rights, to the owner.
(ie, you must pass on all the rights you had as a developer)
It's not a matter of "more people" demanding source from Blink
, but the right person (EFF, a copyright holder, or someone with an interest in enforcing the GPL) making it clear that compliance with the license is required.