Re: Spring Loaded Folders Reloaded

Le ven 28/02/2003 à 17:08, Christophe Fergeau a écrit :
> > 
> > However, looking at the Apple latest patent [1], it is clear that the 
> > patch would make Nautilus violates claim 1 of that patent.
> To my eyes, the more sensible thing to do with respect to patent is to
> never read any so that you can say you didn't know about it if there is
> some problems :)
> Moreover, this apple patent is probably valid in a few countries, and I
> don't think it's really fair to reject this patch because it's illegal
> in the us (and maybe a few other countries). You can #ifdef it out in
> the problematic countries if you want to be safe :)

I'd say that when a law is ridiculous you're not forced to obey it. This
is the case here. We should NEVER respect software patents because
respecting them reinforces them. I really think it's our duty not to
respect them.

> Christophe
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