Building a free future in embedded devices
Posted Oct 19, 2006 14:16 UTC (Thu) by tetromino
In reply to: Building a free future in embedded devices
Parent article: Free gadgets need free software
Your point is moot: no manufacturer in the world. no commercial entity, actually ships Rockbox on its audio players. IMHO, they are not going to start using Rockbox in the near future either (software patents are the most obvious reason). In other words, it doesn't matter whether Rockbox is GPLv2 or GPLv3: the hardware manufacturers don't care either way, because they don't care about Rockbox in the first place.
So by telling Rockbox to adopt GPLv3, you are telling Rockbox users and devs to sacrifice some of their freedom in order to solve a problem that does not exist.
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