Re: ZipitWireless.com page updated, and GPL request
- I received the following response from Zipit Tech Support:
First we would like to thank you for the interest in the Zipit(tm)
Wireless Messenger device.
We have received your request for the GPL code used in the Zipit
Wireless Messenger device and are making arrangements to make the code
available to you.
We are a very strong supporter of Linux and it has always been our
intent to make the code available for it.
As you can imagine, we have been very pleased by the interest in the
Zipit Wireless Messenger device and the potential opportunities to
extend its capabilities.
We will provide instructions to you shortly on how you can obtain the
GPL code used in the Zipit Wireless Messenger.
I will let you know when/if I receive a followup.
--- In email@example.com, "Darren Madams" <dspyder@y...>
> Don't know when it happened (Zipit launced January 12th?), but they
> finally posted a real webpage.
> Check out some of the tips and tricks. I think we know most of
> already but they're pretty useful if you don't know them already.their
> Is everyone on the new version (.12)? Anyone played with the Power
> Management settings yet? Here's what I found interesting from
> new site:PC.
> "Can I listen to music?
> Zipit Wireless Messenger will support streaming music. A software
> update will be available from www.zipitwireless.com in the first
> quarter of 2005 that enables this feature. With streaming music
> support, you will be able to listen to music that is stored on a
> Let's say that you have 2,000 songs ripped to your PC. With ZipitJanuary
> Wireless Messenger, you'll be able to listen to all of those songs
> from anywhere in your house. Please check the website in mid-
> for more information on when the software update will beavailable. "
> Looks like they're asking for feature requests and such. Use their
> contact page.
> I also sent the following GPL request through their contact page,
> you may want to submit a similar request:
> To whom it may concern,
> Since the Zipit Wireless Messenger is running Linux and utilizing
> several open-source modules and applications, you are no doubt
> of the requirements of the GNU Public License (GPL) to provide
> source-code to third-parties.
> Please consider this a formal request for source-code for all GPL
> and LGPL modules including but not limited to the kernal, wireless
> drivers, BusyBox, etc. This information should be made available
> under the written terms of the GPL. For reference, please visit
> I would like to suggest that this information be made available
> publically on your website, perhaps promoting the fact that you are
> utilizing Linux.
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