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Subject: Re: OT: Open source

Re: OT: Open source

From: scott chevalley <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2006 12:04:05 -0400

Bluechip wrote:
>>> > The code for this isn't yet released as a patch, I want to keep
>>> > looking at it a bit before releasing it.
>>> You realize the GPL forbids this, right?
>> On top of that how would one know that it will not make the ipod go up
>> in flames the first time? Unless the code is released either as a
>> patch or the complete source i would not trust my ipod with it.
> I read a good rebuttal to this a long time ago.
> I present that rebutter here, not because it is necessarily my belief,
> but because I could never find anthing to say to it...
> People seem to trust "open source" but do you actually read AND
> understand all the open-source which you execute? ...if not, is your
> "it might contain malicious code" [where 'malicious' may validly be
> 'accidentally malicious'] a valid resoning. It seems that everybody
> relies on somebody else to 'protect' them.
> As I say, I'm not flaming, nor do I necessailry agree with the
> argument - but as it's come up - do you have a rebuttal to it which
> will fill a gap in my head [wise-cracks on a postcard ;)]
> BC
And besides, the first person who's ipod got trashed using it would
scream holy hell here, notifying people not to trust this version, which
would also trash this guys rep for submitting patches to rockbox at all.
Received on 2006-06-23

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