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Re: [gNewSense-users] patent policy

From: Lee McCafferty
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] patent policy
Date: Mon, 06 Aug 2007 15:53:02 +0100

On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 14:24 +0200, Edi Granado wrote:
> I'm confused, bbrazil said gNS take no stance on patents, but we have 
> here a list of non-free software that includes anti-patent policy,
> e.g 
> MP3 Players:
> Thanks, Edi 
I believe the case is we take no stance on patents that are not
aggressively enforced. mp3 happens to be patented tech with an
aggressive enforcement policy ,hence its removal from the repos.
If all patented tech were removed we would essentially have no O.S, so
instead,only  the ones actively enforced are removed. That is my
understanding of the situation anyway, if I am mistaken I would be happy
to be corrected.


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