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Subject: Re: Legal Notice Served
From: Joseph Jones (
Date: 2004-06-14

Ahh, I didn't know plug-ins were considered derivative.


Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> 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] =

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