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Re: patents on Frets on Fire, Pydance, StepMania and such games

On Fri, Jan 18, 2008 at 12:49:30PM +0100, Gerfried Fuchs wrote:
> * Miriam Ruiz <little.miry@gmail.com> [2008-01-18 11:22:58 CET]:
> > """
> > Due to patent concerns, we won't be able to include any games in Fedora
> > which meet the following criteria:
> > 
> > A game where "targets" move across the screen to a predetermined point
> > or line, where the player hits a button/key/mouse click as the target(s)
> > crosses that point or line, and gets points.
> > """
> > 
> > Any thoughts on that?
>  I'm with Jon here, and this was always the Debian stanca. Patent issue
> were usually only a reason to exclude something from Debian if they were
> actively executed.


>  On a sidenote, typespeed might fit that definition and dates back to at
> least 1999. Tuxtype dates back to 2000 (in Debian).

I remember a typing tutorial on the C64 somewhere around 1985.  However,
that allowed typing "too soon", so it may not exactly fit the


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