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Re: [PROPOSAL] Allowing crypto in the main archive

On Thu, Jan 11, 2001 at 10:06:41AM +0000, Julian Gilbey wrote:
> Better English:
>    Programs which use patented algorithms that have a restricted
>    license must also be stored on "non-us", since the "non-us" server
>    is located in a country where patenting algorithms is not
>    permitted.
> By the way, what does "restricted license" mean in this context?
> Surely even if the license is DFSG-free, the software would have to
> live on non-us if the algorithm is patented?
>    Julian

the "restricted license" refers to the license on the patent, i believe.  Say
you go out and get a patent on "Julian Sort", but then you allow anyone
anywhere to use it without royalties.  That would be a patented algorithm
without a restricted license.  in this case, i think a program that uses
Julian Sort would still be allowed in main, even though it used a patented

on the other hand, charging $5 for every execution of Julian Sort would be in
the category mentioned in the paragraph above.  this program would have to be
in non-us.

    Pete Lypkie                   Encrypted email preferred
    pete@linux-geek.net           see http://www.gnupg.org/

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