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Subject: Re: Legal Notice Served
From: Daniel Stenberg (
Date: 2004-06-14

On Sun, 13 Jun 2004, Joseph Jones wrote:

> Err, you could just have a GPL'd version, and a none GPL'd version... They'd
> be the same source and binary, except that one didn't have the GPL attached
> to it...

Not really. Every plugin that is made for Rockbox is considered a derivate
work[1] and as such it must be distributed with a GPL-compatible license. It
doesn't necessarily have to be GPL, but the license may not "impose further
restrictions" than GPL.

So, if you distribute a Rockbox version or a rockbox plugin, you must provide
source code upon request.

[1] =

  Daniel Stenberg -- --

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