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Re: Ian's DFSG2 would harm Debian and Free Software

Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net> writes:

> On 3 Dec 1998 john@dhh.gt.org wrote:
> > How does the GPL endanger the original copyright or the continued freedom
> > of that source?
> It isn't clear to me that it does. I am still looking for some expert
> copyright lawyer to give me some guidance on these issues, but that hasn't
> been easy. I made a comment to an environmental lawyer I know, and his
> first response was,"Your can't copyright software, you must patent it.".
> I, of course, immediately threw up in his lap ;-)

In Germany it is generally impossible to patent software.

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Jens.Ritter@weh.rwth-aachen.de       grimaldi@debian.org
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