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Re: Not-so-mass bug filing for the patented IDEA algorithm

On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 09:09:23AM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> I plan to file a couple of bugs (not too many, probably a dozen) on
> packages which contain implementations of the patented IDEA algorithm
> -- because the presence of that code makes them non-free.

  "because" ? I fail to see the logic in there

>   As far as I know, no program in Debian actually uses this code, it's
> just inherited from upstream libraries.

  AFAICT Debian just ignores patents, else we would have to remove maybe
70% of the archive. Are IDEA patents actively enforced ?

·O·  Pierre Habouzit
··O                                                madcoder@debian.org
OOO                                                http://www.madism.org

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