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Jason
2005-03-03, 16:30
If you read back through the thread you will see that the MP3Beamer creator
claims they tried to work with Slim Devices, but Slim was not interested in
working with them.

Quite understandable if they are working their butts off on Slimserver 6 and
new hardware.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> [mailto:discuss-bounces (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com] On Behalf Of Tim Morley
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 4:08 PM
> To: Slim Devices Discussion
> Subject: [slim] More comments on MP3beamer
>
> So is MP3 Beamer slimserver? ie will it work with my slimp3?
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Marc Sherman" <msherman (AT) projectile (DOT) ca>
> To: "Slim Devices Discussion" <discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 2:54 PM
> Subject: [slim] More comments on MP3beamer
>
>
> > Phil Karn wrote:
> >>
> >> While the GPL may not explicitly *require* any
> acknowledgement beyond
> >> the copyright statement, nothing says that you can't ask
> for a more
> >> elaborate, voluntary credit in the back of a user manual
> as a simple
> >> matter of professional courtesy and good will.
> >
> > Yes, and you could ask for a pony, too. :)
> >
> >> I think that would be especially appropriate if one particular GPL
> >> package were to make up the bulk of the derivative work, as appears
> >> to be the case with Slimserver and MP3Beamer. If I were a
> contributor
> >> to such a package, I know I'd be more inclined to provide a little
> >> free technical assistance to someone willing to go beyond
> the letter
> >> of the agreement.
> >
> > I don't think anyone's asking you for free technical
> support. In fact,
> > from what I've seen of MP3Beamer, Linspire is going well above and
> > beyond the call of duty to avoid sending their customers
> here for free
> > technical support, by rebranding the product. That's good
> open source
> > citizenship, if you ask me.
> >
> > Look, Slim Devices is a corporation. Presumably they've
> got corporate
> > council, who advised them on the legal implications of the
> GPL. You
> > really should give them the benefit of the doubt, and
> assume that they
> > knew what they were doing when they released Slimserver
> under the GPL.
> >
> > - Marc
> >