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Subject: Re: Writing plug-ins

Re: Writing plug-ins

From: Jerry Van Baren <>
Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2005 14:16:22 -0500

BlueChip wrote:


> "Public domain status is compatible with the GNU GPL."
> ...Now that is new news which usefully contradicts what I was previously
> told.

There was a miscommunication somewhere in there.


> When I (specifically for a brief moment) released my rockbox plugins
> 'privately', I was told (here) that _my_ code was obliged to be GPL also
> - thus _my_ code became infected with copy-left and could no longer be
> used in closed source apps.


> I really hope what you say about me being allowed to PD my code is true
> - I shall take a look when I am free to do so. Cheers,

Yes, that was a misunderstanding, not a GPL/PD issue at all.

> BC

I'm glad we are clearing up the miscommunications...

Received on 2005-01-12

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