Re: Build non-free ncompress
> > I've think that patent is about to expire. (June 20? I think I saw
> > it slashdotted within the past month.) If you can confirm this, just
> > wait till then and move it to main.
> Unfortunately it seems that that's only true for very us-centric
> people, not Debian.
Yes - when I dug into this in April, it looked as if it wouldn't be
safe for non-free in Europe until at least 2004, and I'm not sure about
Kenneth J. Pronovici <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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