Fedora - DELL ?

Mike mjwestkamper at weiinc.com
Fri Mar 16 18:25:59 UTC 2007


I chased these for an hour and this is the best dissertation I found.


Mike wrote:
> Jumping in here ---
> Is the issue patent or copyright?
> MIke
> Alan Cox wrote:
>>> That's a valid point, but in the US anyone can sue anyone else over 
>>> just about anything and it's not over till the appeals are used up.  
>>> How can you be sure that someone won't claim ownership of some 
>>> obscure parts of Linux and sue over that - again?
>> You can't, but you can at least try not to ship anything which you know
>> someone else has rights over, which is after all triple damages for
>> knowingly offending. So I correct myself - if you have $3.6billion feel
>> free to ship a Fedora with MP3 support.
>> Alan

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