Re: nomarch-1.2 - Problems with RLE patent 4,586,027
Matthew Grant <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear James,
> Could you please withdraw the nomarch package from the main upload
> queue. This thing belongs in non-free.
Wait a minute. Is this patent being enforced? If every patent that
existed were enforced, every piece of software in Debian would have to
be taken out. Since RLE is such a simple form of encoding, I can't
imagine that it is being actively enforced. I would recommend that
nomarch stay where it is.
In any case, if nomarch is removed from main, it can't be put in
non-free unless we have licensing terms (which we don't).
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