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Silent Angel Z1
05-04-2021, 12:05
Post: #1
Silent Angel Z1
I use a Silent Angel Z1 from thunderdata for my Digital Music Server
http://www.thunder-data.com/z1

This product comes with MinimServer 0.8 pre-installed.
I would like to upgrade to a fully licensed version of MinimServer 2
But the website of SilentAngel Z1 says:
Because of MinimServer 0.8 license change (see MinimServer web site: https://minimserver.com), newly installation MinimServer on Z1 will not be able to work. Existing installation of MinimServer can continue to use with some limitation.

I do not understand these lines.
I have emailed thunder-data, and they told me, they had to ask MinimServer.

My question: Am I the only one in this world who wants to run MinimServer 2 on a SilentAngerl Z1 ?
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05-04-2021, 12:51
Post: #2
RE: Silent Angel Z1
Thank you for letting me know about this. Selling a product with MinimServer 0.8 preinstalled without permission would be a violation of the MinimServer 0.8 license terms. I have contacted Silent Angel to clarify the situation.
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Yesterday, 19:28
Post: #3
RE: Silent Angel Z1
@simoncn, Did you get a reply from thunder-data?
Is there any chance I will ever be able to install minimserver 2.0 on my Z1?
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Yesterday, 19:54
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RE: Silent Angel Z1
They did not reply. Do you have any documentation that describes the inclusion of MinimServer 0.8 as part of the Silent Angel Z1? I looked through all the Silent Angel documentation I could find online and I didn't find any reference to this.

I did find this thread on the Roon forum discussing whether the Silent Angel Z1 is infringing Roon's copyright/licensing by distributing Roon code without permission. It is possible that the same issue might apply to MinimServer, though without access to a Silent Angel Z1 I cannot be sure whether or not this is the case. To clarify the position with MinimServer, no manufacturer is allowed to distribute MinimServer (either 0.8 or 2) as part of a product without permission and Thunder Data does not have permission to do this. However, if the device downloads MinimServer 0.8 rather than distributing it as part of the device software, this is permitted.

There is no possibility that the Silent Angel Z1 will be able to support MinimServer 2 (at least not legally) until this licensing issue is resolved.
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