Re: Questions for candidates
- From: Glynn Foster <Glynn Foster Sun COM>
- To: Rui Miguel Seabra <rms 1407 org>
- Cc: foundation-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: Questions for candidates
- Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 00:44:07 +1300
> Well, how many people will want to run software that's going to be a
> dead certain patent infringement lawsuit invitation?
Not as many people who want something that 'Just Works' ;)
> In countries where software patents are a current reality the act of
> distributing and using GNOME if it carries unlicensed ideas (puke, agh..
> gahh... just the thought of it) may be a serious problem.
Absolutely, and I'm completely aware of that. I wasn't advocating us to
go off and use some patented code. I was advocating that we need to be
in a situation where a user doesn't have those worries. We're slowly
getting there, and like most things, it takes time.
> This is not a secondary issue... and video codecs are not the only
> software patent problems (remember spring-loaded folders?)!
Yes, I'm quite well aware of that. Thank you.
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