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Subject: RE: OT:Re: blastman007 Entschuldigung

RE: OT:Re: blastman007 Entschuldigung

From: TP Diffenbach <>
Date: Mon, 22 Dec 2003 21:43:23 -0500

As I understand it, he wasn't selling an Archos with Rockbox pre-loaded, he
was selling Rockbox.

On the other hand, despite the name, I don't read German.

-----Original Message-----
From: []On
Behalf Of Minuk Choi
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 9:18 PM
Subject: Re: OT:Re: blastman007 Entschuldigung

Sensitive and volatile?

Well, if anything I wrote offended your sense, than I apologize... that
remark about writing english was basically me admitting my oversight... that
so in all this time... I just for some reason took for granted that everyone
wrote in English. 'tis all. It wasn't any crack geared towards anyone.

Regarding the license... I don't think there really is an issue, unless, of
course, the creators wish to change it. I mean, where as MySQL is free for
personal use, but requires the purchase of a commercial license if you
produce software or in anyway sell your product with MySQL... postgresql, I
believe is "free" in the sense that private use or commercial use, you don't
have to buy a license or even acknowledge the producers(but I believe you
have to include a small copy right txt file intact, though).

Now, again, German isn't a language I'm familiar with... but as long as he
didn't imply he created/produced the software, it should be okay, shouldn't
it? I mean, it's kinda like as if you're selling a PC with Red Hat Linux...
you might tack on an "installation" charge... the end user might be willing
to pay not because you made Red Hat Linux, but that you installed it,
leaving the end user free from installation woes.(if he sold Archos with a
URL to Rockbox... the buy might not even bother, whereas if it was already
loaded, he might). Keep in mind, that I feel that Rockbox is ridiculously
easy to install, and that was just an example!

----- Original Message -----
From: "David McIntyre" <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, December 22, 2003 12:35 PM
Subject: Re: OT:Re: blastman007 Entschuldigung

> Perhaps it is time to discuss changing the license. Can another list be
> for this? Or should we just spam this one with a bunch of discussion on a
> sensitive and volatile topic?
> On Sun, Dec 21, 2003 at 05:10:01PM -0500, Minuk Choi wrote:
> > Going off topic for a second...
> >
> > reading this e-mail made me realize something... you all can write in
english? For some reason I didn't think much about how everyone was writing
in English until this fellow's e-mail.
> >
> > Regarding the ebay thing... do 'ya suppose it's time to change to
license? I mean, MySQL has a GPL license for private use and a commercial
license, if you plan to sell it.
> >
> --
> David McIntyre
> PGP Key fingerprint = CAB5 A73A 43FA 19E3 449D 20B8 25D7 FA84 8847 D6A7
> for geek code, pgp key, etc.
Received on 2003-12-23

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