MEDION Notebooks sold at ALDI discounter violate GPL

The most recent notebook models sold at ALDI discounters in Germany and abroad, the Medion MD95500, were shipping in violation of the GNU General Public License.

The notebooks come pre-installed with the Cyberlink PowerCinema Linux software, a custom-tailored mini Linux-Distrubution bundled together with a proprietary media player application from Cyberlink Corp.

However, the product ships without any reference to the GNU GPL, does not include the full corresponding source code and no written offer where the source code can be obtained.