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Subject: Re: Rockbox is GPL v2 *or later*

Re: Rockbox is GPL v2 *or later*

From: Mark Allums <mark_at_allums.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 2008 17:59:54 -0500

Daniel Stenberg wrote:
> Hello friends!
>
> Here at Devcon we've decided that we should consider our code to be GPL
> v2 or later (thus trying to put an end to a pretty long and tiring
> discussion that's been going on in the Rockbox camp).
>
> We need to go over the existing code and hunt down all code that might
> not be v2-or-later and rip that out or convert it to code that licensed
> v2-or-later. I'm quite sure that we at least have parts that origins
> from Linux, and that is specificly v2 only.
>
> If you are a contributor to Rockbox and you disagree with this
> decision/interpretation it is important that you speak up (as soon as
> possible) so that we can discuss the matter and figure out how to deal
> with your existing contributions.

As a wannabe-contributor, I am not happy with v3 of the GPL, but I would
make an exception for Rockbox, because Rockbox needs to be patent
neutral/patent immune, and v3 offers that protection.

Mark Allums
Received on 2008-06-29


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