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Subject: RE: Legal Notice Served
From: Fred Maxwell (
Date: 2004-06-12

Daniel Stenberg wrote:

> A much larger percentage of the Rockbox developers use Linux.

Perhaps they need to run WINE, too.

> But if you want to ignore Linux, feel free to do that. Just don't expect
> us to cheer with joy.

I don't "ignore Linux." I have two PCs running Linux in my home (Mandrake
and Lindows currently). But I realize that I'll have to go to the Windows
boxes to access certain files.

> What OS do you think Björn runs, the person to whom the question was
> asked?

Since you didn't know what all of my PCs run, why should I know what Björn
runs on all of his PCs?

> He distributes the binary that is GPL-licensed, he must provide the source
> code as well. As paragraph 3 states.

Bluechip stated: "source and binary in one file." Since you didn't even
run the file, how can you claim that the source to the GPL code was not
included? Perhaps the file was a self-extracting archive.

> Providing source code is not "supporting a platform". But I don't require
> you to grasp this.

Unless I've recently suffered a severe head trauma, you aren't likely to be
my intellectual superior, so lose the attitude. When someone provides you
source code in a self-extracting EXE file (I'd confirm it was there, but DNS
isn't resolving, demanding that he provide it in a
format compatible with your system is requiring that he support a platform.

> You can be as sarcastic as you want. GPL is the license Rockbox is
> released under.

So get the file, execute it on a Windows system, and if it's not a
self-extracting archive containing the source, then complain about GPL

Bluechip has been quite reasonable and has, on multiple occasions, extended
olive branches, this being one of those times. You often lash out at him,
this time referring to his efforts as "a joke." You accuse him of violating
the GPL without even making the effort to see if the file he sent was a
self-extracting archive that included the source.

  Fred Maxwell


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