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Re: [gNewSense-users] FAT patents

From: Matthew Flaschen
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] FAT patents
Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2007 02:02:31 -0400
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Brian Brazil wrote:oftware, and if we were to
heed them than we'd not have any software at all, as it is impossible
to know if any given piece of software is covered by a patent or
patents in some jurisdiction.

Agreed. However, I think the community should be wary of actively enforced patents. This is not because they're legitimate, but because legal violations could jeopardize free software development and distribution.

Matt Flaschen

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