On behalf of the Rockbox developers, I'm very pleased to announce that Rockbox 3.6 has just been released!

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Created by mick 13 years 44 weeks ago – Made popular 13 years 44 weeks ago
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benasselstine's picture


13 years 44 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago



The license for this self-proclaimed "open source" project is not listed in their FAQ, and it's not shown on their home page. Their source archive is a 24MB 7zip file. There are 30+ manuals. There's no COPYING file in the root of their svn repository. The boilerplate in a random sampling of source files appears to be GPLv2+. Also, the introduction in one of the manuals I checked stated it is released under the GPL.
Rockbox is free software.

DeadSuperHero's picture


13 years 44 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago



According to Wikipedia, Rockbox is licensed under the GPL. Yes, they make the mistake of calling themselves "open source" rather than "Free Software", it happens a lot nowadays.

Still, it's GPL'ed, and it's a fantstic project.

spanky's picture


13 years 40 weeks 20 hours 14 min ago


I just really, really hate

projects that don't state their license very clearly. Makes one think there's something shady going on.

Preferably the license should be prominently mentioned on the front page of a project and definitely in COPYING in the tarball.

I can't start to count how many emails I have sent over this issue to various authors over the years.

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