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Re: Debian "Position" on Software Patents

On 04/12/12 20:53, Ben Hutchings wrote:
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.


Reality is no one wants to target a non-profit organization, doing so is suicide for the company, even MS doesn't have the guts to do so; everyone owes non-profit organizations so no one wants to make them unhappy by directly targeting them.

Anyway, thanks for clarifying.

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