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Subject: Re: Oooh look ;-)
From: SteamShip (steamship_at_sbcglobal.net)
Date: 2003-12-09


While everyone knows it is wrong to do this sort of thing, I don't see it as
fundamentally different from people (myself included) stealing MP3's,
movies, games, retail or shareware software, or even snippets of coding,
etc. from various online sources. In other words, if you steal other
people's intellectual or artistic property and don't give them the
appropriate financial payment, or in the case of OS software, verbal
acknowledgement (payment), it is all stealing.

My point is not to be too hypocritical in judging another's actions unless
you have never downloaded a single thing that did not belong to you without
providing fair compensation to its' author. Should they fix the credit?
Yeah. But then should I not be downloading other people's work and using
it? Yeah. Do I anyway? Yeah.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Mat Holton" <mathew.holton_at_surface-inspection.com>
To: <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 10:54 AM
Subject: Re: Oooh look ;-)

> So What? Well, it just seems against the whole sharing and being nice to
one
> another idea to me.
> Plus they were taking credit for something they didn't do, the fact they
> removed the headers from the files proves that. Yeah, in the grand
> scheme, of course it doesn't matter. I didn't write any of the code, so
why do
> I care? Because, I repect the people who did write it, that's why - and
they deserve it!
>
> I think it's all very interesting...
>
> mat
>
> -----Original Message-----From: Fred Maxwell <rockbox_at_anti-spam.org>To:
rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se <rockbox_at_cool.haxx.se>Sent: 09/12/2003 15:15Subject:
RE: Oooh look ;-)> and so i think it was wrong to call them "thieves"
>
> > :)
>
>
> They took the code. They removed the credits and copyright from same.
They
>
> republished it. They were polite about it when called on it. So what?
>
>
> Regards,
>
> Fred Maxwell
>
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