Rockbox mail archiveSubject: Re: Remove PluginJewels from RockBox downloads immediately
Re: Remove PluginJewels from RockBox downloads immediately
From: Steve Garcia <sgarcia_at_bak.rr.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 18:44:41 -0700
> If he wants to get stupid about IPR and S/w Patents etc. then let's give
> hims a run for his money !?
Somebody mentioned small claims court. If it goes to court, this is a
copyright matter, so that means Federal court.
If you have an ironclad case in a patent matter, the average cost to
*you* to fight it is around $1 million. That's with right on your side.
Copyright cases are probably a lot cheaper -- with an ironclad case (is
this really ironclad?) we could probably get by for less than $50k.
Maybe it's worth $50 to 100k to him. Is it to us?
This is why so many developers cave in cases like this. *Winning* is
more expensive than rolling over.
>> Yeah, I agree that doing anything to change ours at the moment is
>> pointless. We shouldn't just say "Screw you" or anything, but no
>> steps/changes should be made to what we have until at least some more
>> discussion has happened between Popcap and us.
>> On 4/18/06, *Paul van der Heu* <paul_at_paulgeluid.nl
>> <mailto:paul_at_paulgeluid.nl>> wrote:
>> On Tue, 18 Apr 2006 21:04:39 -0400, bk wrote:
>> >If it's just a matter of changing some colors around or something
>> >else minor I don't see the harm if it means avoiding potentially
>> >disasterous legal complications.
>> There's more to it.. IF you 'just change some colors around' you
>> basically admit guilt and in all honesty there's nothing to be
>> guilty about IMO.. If push comes to shoe you can always back down,
>> but I think the case for keeping it as it is is way too strong to
>> just let it go.. IMO..
Received on 2006-04-19