Re: [Fwd: Re: [GnomeMeeting-list] General standard for text-chat and more...?]

Le mar 09/12/2003 à 18:06, Herman Robak a écrit :
>  That was in the USA, I presume.
> Should we here in the EU feel the
> least intimidated by that?
>  By that, you implicitly recognize 
> their _right_ to restrict other's use
> of an "open" standard.
>  Pardon me for getting political here,
> but I think shared whiteboards sounds
> like a really nifty feature. 
>  Why back off bacause of a patent that
> is probably not enforcable in the
> country of origin?
>  Why not let the distros shipping in 
> the USA worry about legal repercussions?
> They can disable the feature at compile
> time, like they do with MP3 support in
> some applications.
>  We must not act as if American court decisions
> set presedence in Europe.  They don't!  Let's
> stop acting as if they did.

You are free to take the risk for me and program a whiteboard addon to
GnomeMeeting. Patches accepted.

 _      Damien Sandras
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