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Subject: Re: Amused by Apple's latest adverts

Re: Amused by Apple's latest adverts

From: Dave Woyciesjes <woyciesjes_at_sbcglobal.net>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:15:32 -0400

Thomas Martitz wrote:
> 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).
>

Good point. It just would be nice though to see Apple get publicy
slapped for claiming it was first, when it wasn't :)

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Received on 2009-03-11

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