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Subject: Re: Legal Notice Served
From: BlueChip (
Date: 2004-06-13

>>I can't open the file, since it's a Windows executable. I'm on Linux. :-(
>Linus, Bagder,
>Ah! Yes. Never thought of that! hmmmm...
>Okay. I've got an idea!

<..."later that day"...>

Okay ...What's the old phrase? ..."fourth time lucky"? :)


At 09:52 12/06/04, you wrote:
>Article 1 - Old Problems Are Gone
>I spoke to my sister (who is handily qualified to comment on these
>matters) and was assured that my offer of access to the code upon request
>was sufficient to conform to GPL guidelines.
>Well, whoever is right and wrong; It is you I am trying to placate, not
>Gnu. So... I have tried once more, and I think I have managed to find a
>compromise which is not only legal, but also conforms to your desires
>(source and binary in one file) and covers my vanity (notice about the
>poor quality of the Alpha code.)
>Pop onto my web site: ...and
>confirm that you agree :)
>Article 2 - A Peace Offering
>Whilst I was digging around about all this nasty legal stuff.
>I stumbled across this link which I thought may be of help to your endeavours:
>...You seem to hold a lot of respect for the way that Debian do things, so
>I thought you might like to give this, quite serious matter, some
>If Rockbox is to remain 'squeaky clean' it may be worth a quick sed ...I
>vote for "Tetrix" or "Blox" or "Magical Falling Things" - but then my
>humour is slightly off-rail ;)
>Article 3 - Happily Ever After?
>As a nice way to close... You said to scott on irc the other night that
>you would link to the Cyborg Systems homepage from the Rockbox homepage
>page once Klondike was released to your satisfaction. I hope you agree
>that both the source and the binary are now both equally as easily
>available" (which I think is the GPL clause you were referring to), and as
>such I would consider finding a link to Cyborg Systems from the Rockbox
>homepage a sign that the bad time is now gone behind us and we can venture
>forth with a common goal in mind: The best firmware money can't buy ;-)
>At 09:42 11/06/04, you wrote:
>>BlueChip wrote:
>> > At 15:06 10/06/04, you wrote:
>> > >Hi.
>> > >
>> > >Would you mind publishing the source to Klondike?
>> > >
>> > >The encrypted zip you currently have up is not sufficient to fulfil the
>> > >GPL requirements, I'm afraid.
>> > >
>> > >--
>> > >Björn
>> >
>> > For the sake of transparency, I feel it is appropriate that we no longer
>> > enter into private discussions.
>>This is not a discussion. This is a notice that you are breaking the law
>>by voilating the copyright of the authors of Rockbox.
>>You are only allowed to distribute Rockbox, or code derived from it,
>>under the terms of the GPL license agreement. If you don't accept the
>>license agreement, you must cease distribution immediately.


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