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Subject: Re: Archos Multimedia detailed hardware information
From: Paul \ (paul_at_gamingmp.com)
Date: 2003-01-06


Plus the fact it's completely feasable and fair to create code exceptions,
IE the code may be GPL unless a license fee is paid, when it becomes
available free of the GPL etc

The only way to be sure would be to contact the coders I guess

Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthew P. OReilly" <moreilly_at_moreilly.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Monday, January 06, 2003 2:29 PM
Subject: RE: Archos Multimedia detailed hardware information

> AFAIK, this has to do with commingling GPL'd code with other code... Once
> you do that, the GPL must be applied to all portions of the new code.
> However, (again, only as far as I know,) if you use GPL code to create a
> driver, for instance, and that driver is compiled separately from the rest
> of the product, only that driver has to be GPL.
>
> Basically, anything that is demonstrably a "derivative work" of GPL code
> must also be GPL. This really hasn't been tested yet, in the US or
> elsewhere. But keep in mind that there are some countries who don't
> implement licensing laws like the US and EU do, so enforcing the GPL can
get
> tricky.
>
> Matt
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se [mailto:owner-rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se]On
> Behalf Of Paul Robins
> Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2003 8:26 PM
> To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
> Subject: Re: Archos Multimedia detailed hardware information
>
>
> No, the GPL license explicitly states any GPL code makes the application
> it's included within GPL
>
> There are exceptions though
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Joaquim Carvalho" <jdc_at_x64.com>
> To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
> Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 12:18 AM
> Subject: Re: Archos Multimedia detailed hardware information
>
>
> > On Sat, 2003-01-04 at 23:47, Joaquim Carvalho wrote:
> > > On Sat, 2003-01-04 at 18:18, Greg Haerr wrote:
> > > > > The device uses the Texas Instruments TMS320DSC21 ARM+DSP
processor
> and
> > > > > probably runs the OpenSource OS DSPLinux
> > > >
> > > > This was announced by RidgeRun, Inc., but if I'm not mistaken,
> > > > they've ran out of money and are no longer in business. Does
> > > > anybody know where this source code is?
> > >
> > > I looked on the net for quite a while but could not find it available
> > > for download. It's strange how some OpenSource projects vanish in thin
> > > air. According to Texas Instruments:
> > >
> > > "Also available from Spectrum Digital is a bundled DSPLinux" C5471 EVM
> > > package with the RidgeRun" DSPLinux development and Operating System
> > > Platform, Board Support Package (BSP), and integrated emulation."
> > > http://www-s.ti.com/sc/psheets/sprt239/sprt239.pdf
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > > Joaquim Carvalho
> > >
> > >
> >
> > ...the korean dsplinux site is selling it:
> > http://www.dsplinux.co.kr/products/pricing/
> >
> > dsplinux.net is dead but the time machine can help:
> > http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://dsplinux.net
> > http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://ridgerun.com
> >
> > Can a company base a product on GPL code, not release it as GPL and get
> > away with it?
> >
> >
> >
>
>



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