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Subject: Re: More voicing options in Rockbox?

Re: More voicing options in Rockbox?

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Sun, 2 Jan 2011 10:23:20 +0100 (CET)

On Sat, 1 Jan 2011, Petr Bláha wrote:

> Yeah, espeak could be quite usefull if rockbox team makes a decision that
> rockbox will be equipped with full TTS engine. One big adwantage is, that
> espeak supports many languages, and another one is, that it don't need too
> much processor power and memory. So it would be great feature for rockbox. I
> am very interested in it, as the blind user of mp3 players.

espeak is GPLv3 licensed while Rockbox is GPLv2 so there's a license problem.

There are a few solutions:

A - espeak changes (back) to GPLv2 [unlikely]

B - Rockbox changes to GPLv3 [unlikely]

C - We use the older espeak version from back when it was still GPLv2 - doable
     but we'd be basing our work on older espeak code.

D - wait and see if something changes that adds a better alternative

It seems we're mostly on option (D) these days.


Received on 2011-01-02

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