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The Penguin Machine Re: Debian for kids

On Wed, Feb 09, 2000 at 05:58:58PM +0000, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> I took a peek at The Penguin Machine, which I discovered from browsing
> thru the SEUL/edu archives today, and am delighted with the concept.  I do
> have concerns, however, regarding the US patent referred to at the bottom
> of the page at tpm.seul.org.  Even though TPM was developed in Australia,
> would distribution of this program in the US (or export of the program
> from within the US) put Debian at risk of legal action by the patent
> holders? 

Yes. Cf. the RSA code, the mp3 code, and the LZW code.

David Starner - dstarner98@aasaa.ofe.org
Only a nerd would worry about wrong parentheses with
square brackets. But that's what mathematicians are.
   -- Dr. Burchard, math professor at OSU

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