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Subject: Re: Amused by Apple's latest adverts

Re: Amused by Apple's latest adverts

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 15:37:24 +0100

Dave Woyciesjes schrieb:
> Dave Woyciesjes wrote:
>> Daniel Stenberg wrote:
>>> On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, Camilo Mesias wrote:
>>>> What does the Rockbox world think of the shuffle feature?
>>> This particular person thinks this:
>> Well, there is a process of getting info to the Patent Office
>> about the prior art. This would probably be a task for the higher ups
>> in the Rockbox org, they could probably get help or advice from the
>> lawyers of the FSF....
>> It should be pursued, as far as I'm concerned....
> Ah, here we go:

There's no violation of the GPL. They "just" patented a feature that
Rockbox had long before. GPL violation was if they actually used our
code too (which I tend to doubt).
Received on 2009-03-11

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