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Subject: RE: Licensing and Copyright Issues

RE: Licensing and Copyright Issues

From: Daniel Brenden <>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 17:25:32 +0200

Hi! i have not personally doing any reading on any of the licenses, but could enyone explain what these DRM clauses are? i do know what DRM does, but i've never heard of any DRM-clauses in the GPL license for opensource code.Mhv. Daniel G Brenden

Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 08:00:26 -0600From: kkurbjun_at_gmail.comTo: rockbox-dev_at_cool.haxx.seSubject: Re: Licensing and Copyright IssuesAre the DRM clauses still in the GPLv3? I personally do not like DRM and I would rather it have never come about, but in the off chance that a company really decided that they liked the project and wanted to use it as their primary firmware, what would those clauses mean for us? Would a company, for example Sansa, be able to use our code if they wanted to have Rhapsody compatibility (assuming it was open source)? Also, what are the implications of the Patent provisions for said potential company? While they don't apply to us now, I am interested in their consequences and the possible limit that are placed on us and the code. I am just going off the Linux concerns that were raised and I will admit that I have not read the license. It's very possible that these are issues that should not be a concern, and I would be interested to hear other opinions. -Karl
On 9/11/07, pondlife <> wrote:
Erm, tritto.I don't think I've got any (c)s yet, but I'm happy for all coding I've doneto be released under whichever version of the GPL is most useful.--pondlife
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