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Petition to Huawei

Huawei to public MHA-L29C636 Kernel Binary

As per GNU GPL licensing agreement which Huawei is in agreement with, Huawei is legally binded to provide source code/binaries when requested. It is also advised on Huawei's website to contact Huawei in regards to obtaining the source code (http://consumer.huawei.com/en/opensource/detail/index.htm when downloaded It is a text file which reads the following: “Huawei Device Co., Ltd ("Huawei")is pleased to provide you the corresponding open source code of the device. If you want the code, please contact us with an email titled "Open Source Codes Issue" to mobile@huawei.com. Please note we may charge you the cost of physically performing source distribution like sending you a CD of the Open Source Codes, if you reqest. And the code download link will be ready soon.”   I would like to remind you that Huawei is in a legally binding contract to provide the source code when requested.   Email from Huawei: Subject: RE: REF: 91573779 - Mail Support CRM:0067509 With regards to your inquiry pertaining the source code, kindly know that we understand your frustration however we only would be able to provide you with the source code and not the Kernel Source Code of your device as it is confidential information for the software of our devices.     My response:   I would also like to draw your attention to the fact that Huawei has a history of confirming to the GPU GPL licensing agreement (http://m.huawei.com/enmobile/consumer/support/downloads/index.htm which has published kernel sources in the past when requested. Huawei has a long standing in the development community to provide sources when requested which is mandatory since Huawei is associated with GPU GPL licensing agreement (https://www.gnu.org/licenses/old-licenses/gpl-2.0.en.html All Huawei source code binaries are GPL licensed under Android.   I am not requesting the kernel source code rather the kernel source’s (i.e binary) required for development as is obligated to provide.   As per https://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwiX54myvP7SAhVLlFQKHX1uBQYQFggbMAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdownload-c.huawei.com%2Fdownload%2FdownloadCenter%3FdownloadId%3D18144&usg=AFQjCNES0rCmYDYDId9xiGRHSc2H9KrH9w any of the aforementioned components included in the kernel must be made open source to the public.   For your reading: https://hwid1.vmall.com/CAS/portal/agreements/endUserSoftwareLicenseAgr/en-us_EndUserSoftwareLicensingAgreement.html   I was under the impression that Huawei is obliged to offer source code binaries due to the fact that their software complies to the GPL GNU licensing thus entering in a contract agreement in lieu of a third party.

Sam Paz
24 supporters
This petition won 3 months ago

Petition to Asus Zenfone Software Team, Asus Zenfone Software Development Department, Asus technical support, Asus Customer Care, Asus Mobile Support, Asus mobile development team, Asus mobile system engineers, ASUSTeK Computer Inc, Asus , Asus Customer Services, Asus UK, USA, TAIWAN, Asus ZenUI development team, Asus Android System Engineers, Asus Global, Asus technical development team, Asus Managing Directors, Asus department heads, Asus Head Offices, Asus head office Taiwan, Asus worldwide, Asus Customer Support, Asus Media, Asus Press Talk, ZenUI Team, Qualcomm - Marketing, Qualcomm (Communications), Intel Inside, Intel Corporation

Android Nougat for Asus Devices

WE DON'T WANT TO BUY NEW DEVICES TO FEED ASUS's REVENUE GENERATION AS THE DEVICES WE ALREADY OWN CAN EASILY RUN ANDROID NOUGAT When we purchase Android based devices from Asus, the transaction of the purchase is an acknowledgement and confirmation that Asus will continue to provide the latest Android operating system. We consumers shouldn't have to buy new devices! Our current hardware can run Android Nougat fine. We don't have to buy new devices! -THE PETITION- 1. PROVIDE ANDROID NOUGAT. Asus must push Android Nougat for all eligible devices BEFORE the Zenfone 3 series receives the new update. Asus must stop prioritising Android updates for high-end / luxury devices such as the Zenfone 3 and Zenfone 2 Deluxe and instead treat ALL eligible devices with the same level of importance. The petition applies to all Asus smartphones, tablets and phablets which meet the following specification: Devices with at least 2GB RAM Devices which don't meet this requirement are excluded from the petition and those which meet or exceed the requirement stated above would easily be able to run Android 7.1.1 Nougat without problems. Full commissioning of company resources must be allocated to push these updates: (1st OTA update) Android 7.0 Nougat (2nd OTA update) Android 7.1 Nougat (3rd OTA update) Android 7.1.1 Nougat PRIORITY DEVICES Full commissioning of company resources and must be allocated to deliver all and future versions of Android Nougat in quick succession to these *priority* devices: Asus Zenfone Go - ZC500TG Asus Zenfone Go - ZB551K Asus Zenfone 2 - ZE500CL  Asus Zenfone 2 Laser - ZE500KL / ZE500KG Asus Zenfone 2 Laser - ZE550KL / ZE551KL Asus Zenfone Max - ZC550KL / ZC550KL(2016) Asus ZenPad 7.0 - Z370CG Asus ZenPad 8.0 - Z380KL / Z380M / Z380C (excluding 1GB RAM versions) Asus ZenPad - Z8 Asus Zenpad Z10 - ZT500KL Asus Zenpad 3S 10 - Z500M Asus ZenPad S 8.0 - Z580CA / Z580C Asus ZenPad 10 - Z300C SECONDARY DEVICES: To be updated only after all of the above devices have been pushed to Android Nougat: Asus Zenfone 2 Laser - ZE600KL / ZE601KL Asus Zenfone 2 - 550ML / Zenfone 2 Deluxe - ZE551ML Asus ZenFone Zoom - ZX550 / ZX551ML Asus Zenfone Selfie - ZD551KL Asus Zenfone 3 series 2. Stop The Abandoning of Asus Devices Which Leaves Them Devoid of Android Updates.  We purchase Asus products, therefore, we expect our devices to receive regular Android updates as soon as they are released by Google, not one or two years after. If Android Nougat can run well on a 2-4 year old device then why not push the update? All the devices are capable of running Android Nougat so why hold off if the hardware can run it? Asus should put aside the revenue generating Zenfone 3 agenda and stop barring users from receiving the latest Android updates just because they simply didn't buy luxury, high-end or flagship devices.  It is the responsibility of Asus to pressure chipmakers and Google to provide the necessary drivers and support that is needed for the push to Android Nougat on Asus devices. Asus has millions in revenue to be able to do this.

Anthony Van Dyck
12,480 supporters