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Re: Software patents and Debian

Marco d'Itri <md@Linux.IT> writes:

> Still, the DFSG does not addrss patents. This means that there is no
> point in arguing that patent restrictions violate thit.

The DFSG doesn't talk about any particular branch of law. It talks
about "the rights attached to the program" and other such phrases. To
the extent that those rights are granted or restricted by holders of
patents, the DFSG addresses patents.

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Ben Finney

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