Stephen John Smoogen
smooge at gmail.com
Mon Nov 19 22:42:29 UTC 2007
On Nov 19, 2007 10:35 AM, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Christopher Aillon wrote:
> > On 11/19/2007 06:25 PM, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> >> Codeina offers a legal solution via Fluendo for those in regions that
> >> accept and enforce patents on software. Unfortunately this favors a
> >> non-free solution while there are perfectly legal (in regions which
> >> don't enforce patents on software which happen to be the majority of
> >> the world) free and open source software available via third party
> >> repositories for Fedora.
> > Careful. Not enforcing a law doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
> Right but in many regions of the world, there isn't any law that
> validates patents on software directly. There are some Grey areas in
> other regions.
While the most restrictive state doesn't apply, the state where the
majority of funding and base of operations does apply.
Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"
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