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..private, educational etc promotion of the arts under patent law, was: Banshee and Gwibber



On Tue, 7 Jun 2011 13:11:37 +0200, Ferenc wrote in message 
<BANLkTintnp0VXr14G8xU2A7BvCetn3VwwA@mail.gmail.com>:

> On Tue, Jun 7, 2011 at 12:57 PM, Alexander Wirt
> <formorer@formorer.de>wrote:
> 
> > Arnt Karlsen schrieb am Tuesday, den 07. June 2011:
> >
> > > On Mon, 6 Jun 2011 10:36:09 +0200, Alexander wrote in message
> > > <20110606083609.GA3758@smithers.snow-crash.org>:
> > >
> > > > Arnt Karlsen schrieb am Monday, den 06. June 2011:
> > > >
> > > > > On Thu, 2 Jun 2011 23:37:25 -0500, Noah wrote in message
> > > > > <BANLkTi=vR486Vi9VFVt2L_GNSORcuMw6Rw@mail.gmail.com>:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Are there any kind souls that could maybe package the latest
> > > > > > Banshee
> > > > >
> > > > > ..is this still a Mono thing that depends on Microsoft .NET
> > > > > patents?
> > > > Please keep your political stuff out here. Thanks.
> > > >
> > > > Alex
> > > >
> > > > P.S.: if you think your C,Perl,Linux,$whatever wouldn't be
> > > > covered by several patents (and possibly also from MS) you are
> > > > dreaming.
> > >
> > > ..I'll take that as your confirmation of my guess that Banshee
> > > still does depend on Mono. ;o)
> > no, I don't have a clue if it does.
> >
> > Alex
> >
> >
> it does, see the dependencies at
> http://banshee.fm/download/archives/2.1.0/
> 
> Tyrael

..thank you, Ferenc. :o)

..I forgot to mention that patent law specifically allows 
private and educational etc non-commercial use of patents, 
precisely "to promote the arts."  
Patent law "protects the patent holders commercial rights for 
a limited period of time as a return favor to the innovator 
for sharing innovation by patenting it "to promote the arts",
by giving the patent holder a commercial market monopoly.

..and I guess that part of patent legislation wil still have 
political etc ramifications. ;o)

-- 
..med vennlig hilsen = with Kind Regards from Arnt Karlsen
...with a number of polar bear hunters in his ancestry...
  Scenarios always come in sets of three: 
  best case, worst case, and just in case.


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