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Re: http://www.fsf.org/news/dont-depend-on-mono



On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 17:46 -0400, Simo Sorce wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 16:39 -0400, Adam Jackson wrote:
> > Also, please do remember that it is _not_ in itself illegal to
> > distribute software that embodies someone else's patent.  It's only
> > illegal to do so without the owner's consent.  If this is _not_ the case
> > in some country, then everyone in that country needs to stop using the
> > Linux kernel right now, because - to pick a trivial example - RCU is
> > definitely patented.
> > 
> > I mean, basically you're asserting that - for whatever bizarro country
> > you're talking about - not only can you not waive your own property
> > rights, but other people can be sued for accepting your waiver at face
> > value.  Now, there do exist a handful of countries that haven't accepted
> > the Berne Convention, but they tend to be countries with an even weaker
> > notion of copyright...
> 
> ... which has nothing to do with patents, or property rights ...

Eek, that's actually a good point, Berne is copyright not patent.  Mea
culpa.

- ajax

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