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Subject: Re: More voicing options in Rockbox?

Re: More voicing options in Rockbox?

From: Petr Bláha <hammet.pb_at_seznam.cz>
Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2011 11:30:45 +0100

So problem is not in hardware, resp. softare, but onli in licence policy
- that's quite sad.
Dne 2.1.2011 10:23, Daniel Stenberg napsal(a):
> On Sat, 1 Jan 2011, Petr Bláha wrote:
>
>> Yeah, espeak could be quite usefull if rockbox team makes a decision
>> that rockbox will be equipped with full TTS engine. One big adwantage
>> is, that espeak supports many languages, and another one is, that it
>> don't need too much processor power and memory. So it would be great
>> feature for rockbox. I am very interested in it, as the blind user of
>> mp3 players.
>
> espeak is GPLv3 licensed while Rockbox is GPLv2 so there's a license
> problem.
>
> There are a few solutions:
>
> A - espeak changes (back) to GPLv2 [unlikely]
>
> B - Rockbox changes to GPLv3 [unlikely]
>
> C - We use the older espeak version from back when it was still GPLv2
> - doable
> but we'd be basing our work on older espeak code.
>
> D - wait and see if something changes that adds a better alternative
>
> It seems we're mostly on option (D) these days.
>
>
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