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Re: New Nokia device is Debian-based?

Michelle Konzack writes:
> I know, and I have no money to sue Microsoft which has stolen a Software
> which was 1986 under PD for educational use only...

You don't need any money and you don't need to sue Microsoft.  If you have
proof of prior art for a software patent please contact one of the many
organizations fighting such patents, such as the Free Software Foundation
<http://www.gnu.org>.  Several US software patents have been overturned
recently when prior art was discovered by software patent opponents.

BTW I assume that by "under a PD" you mean released into the public domain?
It is not possible for a work to be both "public domain" and "educational
use only".

Do you mean that Microsoft has patented an invention that was published in
the referenced work, or that they are infringing the copyright?
John Hasler

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