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Subject: Re: Rockbox and voice files

Re: Rockbox and voice files

From: alex wallis <alexwallis646_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:35:07 -0000

> On Tue, 18 Nov 2008, alex wallis wrote:
>
>> I think that is one problem with this project its too obsessed with
>> licenses weather that be code or voices after all its a quite small
>> project and lets face it its probably not going to be worth anyones
>> trouble to sue for license vialations.
>
> I strongly disagree. Staying legal and having everything license-wise and
> copyright-wise fine and dandy is crucial to this project's existance and
> is a foundation we build on. And it keeps the legal threats to a minimum.
>
Has the project ever had any actual legal threats though? for example from
mp3 player makers who might be anoyed there players have been opened up and
analysed to find out how they work in order to port rockbox to it.

> I also would claim that 60+ committers and 400,000 lines of code and more
> than one million downloads per year is not a "quite small project" by my
> way of measuring.
Ok fair enough not small, but as for the million downloads per year, how
many of those are new users? and how many of those are people just keeping
there rockbox up to date? just curious.
> --
>
> / daniel.haxx.se
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