Re: Software patents and Debian
Matthew Garrett wrote:
> Weakish Jiang <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> If we should avoid exporting cryptography out of the US when it was
>> illegal to do so, and put the code on a server outside the US, IMO, we
>> should avoid distribute patented software when it was illegal to do so,
>> and place the code on a server outside the US.
> You'd need a server in a jurisdiction without any patent law.
Or with a reasonable patent law.
Has anyone looked into (for instance) Brazilian patent law? I know the EU
and the US are pretty much out. Brazil has a strong free software
community and an essentially independent set of laws.
> This issue
> is not just limited to the US.
Nathanael Nerode <email@example.com>
Bush admitted to violating FISA and said he was proud of it.
So why isn't he in prison yet?...