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Re: Bug#323533: DCC is non-free

On Wed, Aug 17, 2005 at 02:30:20PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> Are there any other details available on exactly what happened leading
> up to the license change?  One can change a license to protect oneself
> from harrassment, without agreeing with the claims being made.  One can 
> even tell other people how to acquire a patent license, without actually 
> believing that one is needed.

Not as far as I know. I have heard that the patent is very specific
and covers razor, pyzor, DCC and similar programs, and that this is
why DCC's license was changed. I suppose the best bet would be to
contact the upstream author for more info about this.

Duncan Findlay

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