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Subject: Legal Notice Served

Legal Notice Served

From: BlueChip <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 09:52:01 +0100


Article 1 - Old Problems Are Gone
I spoke to my sister (who is handily qualified to comment on these matters)
and was assured that my offer of access to the code upon request was
sufficient to conform to GPL guidelines.

Well, whoever is right and wrong; It is you I am trying to placate, not
Gnu. So... I have tried once more, and I think I have managed to find a
compromise which is not only legal, but also conforms to your desires
(source and binary in one file) and covers my vanity (notice about the poor
quality of the Alpha code.)

Pop onto my web site: ...and
confirm that you agree :)

Article 2 - A Peace Offering
Whilst I was digging around about all this nasty legal stuff.
I stumbled across this link which I thought may be of help to your endeavours:
...You seem to hold a lot of respect for the way that Debian do things, so
I thought you might like to give this, quite serious matter, some

If Rockbox is to remain 'squeaky clean' it may be worth a quick sed ...I
vote for "Tetrix" or "Blox" or "Magical Falling Things" - but then my
humour is slightly off-rail ;)

Article 3 - Happily Ever After?
As a nice way to close... You said to scott on irc the other night that you
would link to the Cyborg Systems homepage from the Rockbox homepage page
once Klondike was released to your satisfaction. I hope you agree that
both the source and the binary are now both equally as easily available"
(which I think is the GPL clause you were referring to), and as such I
would consider finding a link to Cyborg Systems from the Rockbox homepage a
sign that the bad time is now gone behind us and we can venture forth with
a common goal in mind: The best firmware money can't buy ;-)


At 09:42 11/06/04, you wrote:
>BlueChip wrote:
> > At 15:06 10/06/04, you wrote:
> > >Hi.
> > >
> > >Would you mind publishing the source to Klondike?
> > >
> > >The encrypted zip you currently have up is not sufficient to fulfil the
> > >GPL requirements, I'm afraid.
> > >
> > >--
> > >Björn
> >
> > For the sake of transparency, I feel it is appropriate that we no longer
> > enter into private discussions.
>This is not a discussion. This is a notice that you are breaking the law
>by voilating the copyright of the authors of Rockbox.
>You are only allowed to distribute Rockbox, or code derived from it, under
>the terms of the GPL license agreement. If you don't accept the license
>agreement, you must cease distribution immediately.

Received on 2004-06-12

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