grip being removed [Re: rawhide report: 20050120 changes]

Rahul Sundaram rahulsundaram at
Mon Feb 14 22:29:14 UTC 2005


> So why couldn't the Fedora project ask Fraunhofer (a
> german company, 
> btw, so all this talk about 'Mandrake is a french
> company and not 
> affected by patent law' seems rather weak) for
> permission ?

why is the statement that a french company is not
affected by software patents enforced only in the US a
weak argument?

If permission is to be obtained it should be in a
legally binding non discriminatory way. I have a
feeling that its not going to happen.

Rahul Sundaram

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