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Subject: Re: Rockbox and voice files

Re: Rockbox and voice files

From: alex wallis <>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2008 21:59:22 -0000

> alex wallis wrote:
>> Hi. Surely, that is the voice creators problem not the projects problem
>> if that is his choice to create them, as the rockbox site isn't directly
>> hosting any other voices than the ones it builds. its the creators choice
>> to put them together and make them available.
>> its not as if the rb site is promoting them or saying go hear to get
>> them.
> But he does regularly advertise them on the Rockbox project's list. Among
> other things that means links to them are regularly inserted into the
> list archive on our site.
> If he doesn't have a right to redistribute them, we need to ask him not to
> post them on our list.
> If he does have the right to distribute him, we'd probably like to
> officially link him on the site as a place to get higher quality voices.
> So, in either case, it's important to know, especially since he (and
> others) are using our list as a means to advertise their existences.

I would have thought even if he owns the voices legally from a strict point
of view of the license he won't have the right to redistribute as aren't a
lot of voice makers making it illegal to distribute content created with
there voices?
but even if this is the case and it is against the license, do you really
think that the makers of the voice no about rockbox? and if they don't then
why draw attention to it by asking them if its legal? I think it should be a
case of let sleeping dogs lie.
and what's to stop some determined person just hunting through the archives
for links anyway?
I think that is one problem with this project its too obsessed with licenses
weather that be code or voices after all its a quite small project and lets
face it its probably not going to be worth anyones trouble to sue for
license vialations.
Yes I no your going to say from a strictly moral point of view you shouldn't
break the law, but I bet if you did a survey you'd find about 99 percent of
list members don't bother with licenses and probably have quite a bit of
cracked software not that i'm condoning actually cracking of course before I
get accused of that.

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