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Re: Codec Buddy misleading.



2007/11/9, Alan Cox <alan redhat com>:
> On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 08:31:42PM +0000, Rui Miguel Silva Seabra wrote:
> > You don't get it, it wouldn't solve the problem.
> >
> > You'd still have to go to the courts in order to prove that they are
> > software patents and as such invalid.
> >
> > Do you have tens of thousands of Euros?
>
> I think you are the one missing the point Rui. Anyone can sue anyone for
> anything - they are just likely to lose if they do something stupid.
>
> >From an EU perspective the patent situation is passably clear and there is
> some caselaw for purely software patents. There is also some caselaw on
> DeCSS (Finland) although it disagrees with UK caselaw and will eventually
> no doubt end up in the european court for harmonisation.
>
> So from an EU perspective it makes a lot of sense. Unfortuantely from a US
> perspective it makes rather less sense because the US idea of contributory
> infringement is rather unfriendly.

A little different question.
I know that RedHat is based in the USA but how about all the people
that make Fedora? is the majority of that in non USA countries? i' m
just wondering that..

@David Boles
I like fedora. i tried a dozen linux distributions but i keep coming
back to Fedora. The fact that i like it doesn't mean that i agree on
all parts (like this) but i understand why it's done so i will just
have to use livna for it.. (actually makes codec buddy completely
useless for me..)


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