Re: spring loaded folders
- From: Curtis Hovey <sinzui cox net>
- To: Julien Olivier <julo altern org>, desktop-devel-list <desktop-devel-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: spring loaded folders
- Date: 20 Feb 2003 09:38:14 -0500
On Thu, 2003-02-20 at 03:36, Julien Olivier wrote:
> > I recall that the biggest stumbling block is that Apple patented
> > "spring-loaded folders". It wasn't a high priority either. I doubt
> > feature will be officially added to nautilus until the patent issue
> > settled.
> I think software patents are stupid. More over, there is no software
> patent in Europe. So I don't see any problem with implementing
> features. That would only risk to make GNOME illegal in the USA, am I
> wrong ? What about fighting against software patents if European
> already have to suffer from this American law ?
I quite agree. As the Internet doesn't have national boarders, the
regional licensing and patent laws moot. I would apply a spring-loaded
patch to nautilus today if I could. But commercial distributions may
think twice about it. Redhat shipped 8.0 without mp3 support--they
removed it from several applications to avoid a legal confrontation.
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