Re: exFAT fuse driver and the patent situation
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- Subject: Re: exFAT fuse driver and the patent situation
- From: Sven Hoexter <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 21:04:54 +0100
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On Mon, Jan 02, 2012 at 06:40:44PM +0200, Alexey Eromenko wrote:
> If you have serious concerts, then in my opinion, you should not
> include this in Debian -or- include in "non-free" repo, and put the
> reason in the readme or changelog or package description.
While that might alert some user to do some extra checks when they're
using it, I don't think that is the correct answer. The code itself is
free and thus can be, as we stand today, distributed and altered
according to our own guidelines.
With the input I got so far, and some thoughts about it, I think it
should be included in Debian main. Arbitrary placing otherwise free
software into the non-free section doesn't win us, or our users, much
here. At least as far as I understand the situation with software
And I don't know much, but I do know this:
With a golden heart comes a rebel fist.
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