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Subject: Re: Legal Notice Served
From: Joseph Jones (joe_at_bumpycarrot.cjb.net)
Date: 2004-06-12


I don't think it's BlueChip's fault at all, and I don't think anyone is
really biting back at him, but how much harder would it be to distribute
it as a .zip rather than a .exe? You're making an issue out of this
where one doesn't really exist.

Joe

Fred Maxwell wrote:
> 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 homepages.ntlworld.com), 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
> violations.
>
> 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.
>
> Regards,
> Fred Maxwell
>
>
>
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