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Re: Include 0AD, a new fancy 3D RTS

On Thu, Sep 09, 2010 at 04:06:02PM +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 8, 2010 at 2:40 PM, Johan Van de Wauw
> <johan.vandewauw@gmail.com> wrote:
> > This might make it not suitable for main, since DXT seems to be patented:
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=407561

There is no rule preventing software implementing patents from being included
in main.

> (I don't know what Debian's rules about patents are, but it looks like
> there's already packages for e.g. libdevil which implements the same
> compression format and isn't covered by anybody's patent license.)

Actively enforced patents are forbidden, otherwise, ignored.

ftpmaster make the call.

Jon Dowland

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