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Re: Why not to create Fedora-us and Fedora-non-us branches?



On Thu, 2009-05-28 at 00:17 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Gregory Maxwell wrote:
> > Codec patents are generally not 'software patents' in the common
> > patent-speak meaning of the words.
> 
> But they most likely cannot be enforced against pure software. However, in
> some European countries (e.g. Germany), you can get in trouble for shipping
> things like hardware MP3 players without a license (even if the MP3 codec
> is implemented in software), some devices got confiscated at CeBit.
> 
>         Kevin Kofler
> 

Which leads to some fuzzyness, like what about a computer vendor selling
PCs with Fedora preloaded?  Does that constitute a "hardware device"?

-- 
Jesse Keating
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