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Subject: Re: RE: Rockbox Intellectual Property question
From: Christopher Duncan Jones (jonesc5_at_cc.wwu.edu)
Date: 2003-05-21


I take it that Rockbox itself is under the GPL? Then any derivative
work - and I would imagine that Talkbox is a paradigm example - is
thereby GPL'd... and therefore unsuitable for proprietary
consumption....

Don't have a copy of the GPL at my fingertips, but my recollection is
that the language on that matter is pretty clear.

cdj

Ofir Carny wrote:

>I think you have a point there, by applying to a patent you could
potentially force anyone who uses your invention to
>distribute under the GPL, that would be cool.
>
>However, I am not sure it is worth the time or money.
>
>Keep up the good work,
> Ofir
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: ds2list [mailto:ds2list_at_yahoo.com]
>Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2003 2:40 AM
>To: rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se
>Subject: Re: Rockbox Intellectual Property question
>
>
>
>Thanks for all the interesting feedback.
>
>I guess that I forgot that the GPL is designed to encourage
>the spreading of ideas. I didn't know whether it encouraged the
>spread of its ideas into proprietary software however.
>
>-Danan
>
>
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