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Re: Software patents and Debian

On Fri, Aug 18, 2006 at 01:43:51AM +0800, Weakish Jiang wrote:
> Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > Weakish Jiang <weakish@gmail.com> wrote:
> >> 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.
> IMO, we should put these softwares in Non-US/Main. I don't think it's
> right to put them in main.

I've got absolutely no idea how that would solve any of the problems at 
all. The US is hardly the only jurisdiction with the potential for 
hostile patent suits.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59@srcf.ucam.org

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