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Subject: Re: Amused by Apple's latest adverts

Re: Amused by Apple's latest adverts

From: Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz_at_fhtw-berlin.de>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:37:24 +0100

Dave Woyciesjes schrieb:
> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>>> On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, Camilo Mesias wrote:
>>>
>>>> http://www.apple.com/ipodshuffle/voiceover.html
>>>>
>>>> What does the Rockbox world think of the shuffle feature?
>>>
>>> This particular person thinks this:
>>>
>>> http://daniel.haxx.se/blog/2009/01/24/apple-patents-another-rockbox-idea/
>>>
>>>
>>
>> Well, there is a process of getting info to the Patent Office
>> about the prior art. This would probably be a task for the higher ups
>> in the Rockbox org, they could probably get help or advice from the
>> lawyers of the FSF....
>> It should be pursued, as far as I'm concerned....
>>
>
> Ah, here we go:
>
> http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/gpl-violation.html
>

There's no violation of the GPL. They "just" patented a feature that
Rockbox had long before. GPL violation was if they actually used our
code too (which I tend to doubt).
Received on 2009-03-11


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