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Re: Choice of venue, was: GUADEC report

Matthew Garrett wrote:

> ...again the practical outcome to our users is the same - they suddenly
> discover that they have no right to distribute the software they have.
> Why do we wish to ensure that they have a freedom that can be revoked at
> any time anyway? What practical benefit does this offer them?

Software patents are being fought in other arenas and may be declared
invalid.  ...in which case, this would be different and would offer a
practical benefit.  I see no general fight which would protect against
these other termination possibilities.

There are none so blind as those who will not see.

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