Re: Spring Loaded Folders - Apple patent

fre, 2003-02-28 kl. 20:39 skrev Havoc Pennington:

> No, I believe the source is still illegal, and GNOME Foundation or
> individual GNOME contributors would be liable for distributing
> it. e.g. Alex could be sued for committing the patch. I am not a
> lawyer, of course.

The annoyingly dumb thing in this whole issue
Is that about 5.5 billion people who shouldn't be affected by software
patents are.

The flipside to the wonders of connectivity that the internet brings.
If it were up to me, I'd commit it
If Apple complain
remove it.

I know I'm being naive and living in fantasyland,
but in theory, damages should be limited to Apple's loss of earnings due
a) People switching from OSX because Nautilus has spring loaded folders 
b) People not switching to OSX for the same reason

Which would be hard to prove, and very very small numbers.

Ahh, I can dream.

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