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Subject: RE: Archos Multimedia detailed hardware information

RE: Archos Multimedia detailed hardware information

From: Matthew P. OReilly <>
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 2003 09:29:03 -0500

AFAIK, this has to do with commingling GPL'd code with other code... Once
you do that, the GPL must be applied to all portions of the new code.
However, (again, only as far as I know,) if you use GPL code to create a
driver, for instance, and that driver is compiled separately from the rest
of the product, only that driver has to be GPL.

Basically, anything that is demonstrably a "derivative work" of GPL code
must also be GPL. This really hasn't been tested yet, in the US or
elsewhere. But keep in mind that there are some countries who don't
implement licensing laws like the US and EU do, so enforcing the GPL can get


-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Paul Robins
Sent: Saturday, January 04, 2003 8:26 PM
Subject: Re: Archos Multimedia detailed hardware information

No, the GPL license explicitly states any GPL code makes the application
it's included within GPL

There are exceptions though
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joaquim Carvalho" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 12:18 AM
Subject: Re: Archos Multimedia detailed hardware information

> On Sat, 2003-01-04 at 23:47, Joaquim Carvalho wrote:
> > On Sat, 2003-01-04 at 18:18, Greg Haerr wrote:
> > > > The device uses the Texas Instruments TMS320DSC21 ARM+DSP processor
> > > > probably runs the OpenSource OS DSPLinux
> > >
> > > This was announced by RidgeRun, Inc., but if I'm not mistaken,
> > > they've ran out of money and are no longer in business. Does
> > > anybody know where this source code is?
> >
> > I looked on the net for quite a while but could not find it available
> > for download. It's strange how some OpenSource projects vanish in thin
> > air. According to Texas Instruments:
> >
> > "Also available from Spectrum Digital is a bundled DSPLinux" C5471 EVM
> > package with the RidgeRun" DSPLinux development and Operating System
> > Platform, Board Support Package (BSP), and integrated emulation."
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> > Joaquim Carvalho
> >
> >
> ...the korean dsplinux site is selling it:
> is dead but the time machine can help:
> Can a company base a product on GPL code, not release it as GPL and get
> away with it?
Received on 2003-01-06

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