Re: (LONG) Correct non-US solution
On Sat, May 22, 1999 at 03:09:43AM -0400, Richard Stallman wrote:
> e.g. if i hear of a cool idea for a new and/or improved gadget, i
> can build one myself and use it whenever i like.
> In the US, you can be sued for patent infringement for doing that. I
> am not certain that it is so in all countries. Do you know with
> certainty that some countries make an exception for that kind of use?
In Sweden, patent law restricts only professional use, not personal
use. I imagine that there are other countries with the same sort of
law. This still means the software isn't free, though, because I can
only use it for certain, limited purposes, but it is at least better
than not being able to (legally) use it at all.
Patrik Nordebo email@example.com
snail mail: Bjornkarrsgatan 11C10, 584 36 Linkoping, Sweden