On Thu, 2012-04-12 at 19:59 +0530, dE . wrote: > On 04/12/12 19:53, Josselin Mouette wrote: > > Le jeudi 12 avril 2012 à 19:07 +0530, dE . a écrit : [...] > >> As a result I suggest, restricting the download and hosting of such > >> software in the US.. since software patents practically only apply to > >> the US, and until such laws are removed (which's basically a > >> restriction of what you write in a text editor), the people of the US > >> should be faced with such inconvenience. > > And for at least the 15th too, this is not a US-only problem (although > > the US patent office is known to do a much worse job than others at > > checking for validity of submitted patents). [...] > And what're you going to do if some MS geek comes up notifying you about > some patent infringement in the the Linux kernel code? I'm talking about > disaster management here. We don't have to carry on such a conversation, or take what they say on face value. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
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