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

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

They are derivitive because they use functions within the Rockbox core when
they run (aka. dynamically linked) such as button_get() or lcd_drawline()


>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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