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Re: Crypto++ licencing

On Sat, Apr 20, 2002 at 07:18:15PM -0700, Stephen Zander wrote:
> >>>>> "Jeroen" == Jeroen Dekkers <jeroen@dekkers.cx> writes:
>     Jeroen> I hope you mean "when the US doesn't support software
>     Jeroen> pantents anymore" here.
> No, I meant what I said.  While at least one country in the world
> refuses to recognise software patents, there will be a safe place for
> that which we currently call "non-US" to exist (the fact that it's
> currently called "non-US" rather than "non-encumbered" or something
> else is irrelevant to me).  If every nation in the world supports
> software patents, then Debian will no longer be able to package
> potentially patent infringing code because it will be illegal to do
> so everywhere (yes, that last staement is a tautology).
> I don't believe the US will ever stop supporting softare patents;
> there's too much money at stake.

I don't believe the rest of the world will ever support software
patents. Probably the European directive can already be stopped.

Jeroen Dekkers
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