[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Debian "Position" on Software Patents

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 Hutchings
It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: This is a digitally signed message part

Reply to: