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Re: Software patents and Debian

Weakish Jiang <weakish@gmail.com> wrote:
> Bas Wijnen wrote:
>  I thought we didn't care
>> about them except if they were actively enforced, because it's completely
>> impossible to avoid all patented software, considering the junk that gets
>> patented.  
> Unless the patent is licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at
> all, it won't conform to the DFSG, even if it is not actively enforced.

That's an interesting assertion, which contradicts current behaviour.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59-chiark.mail.debian.legal@srcf.ucam.org

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