Re: LZW patented file left in .orig.tar source package?
Chris Halls <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi debian-legal,
> Can someone say whether I may leave a file that implements a patented
> algorithm (LZW compression for GIFs) in the source tarball for
> OpenOffice.org? The file is not built or distributed - I have patched the
> build to use a dummy version of the class that does nothing .
You have to take it out of whatever Debian distributes. I can
download the the .orig.tar.gz file, so it can't be in that. Even if
the .diff.gz takes it out.