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Re: Patent concerns



On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 03:42:48PM -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2008 at 02:46:02PM -0500, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> > Due to patent concerns, we won't be able to include any games in Fedora
> > which meet the following criteria:
> > A game where "targets" move across the screen to a predetermined point
> > or line, where the player hits a button/key/mouse click as the target(s)
> > crosses that point or line, and gets points.
> Seriously? I wrote an AppleBasic game in fourth grade (1984) that did that.

And by "did that", I mean literally that's exactly all it did. Squares came
into the screen the left and moved to the right, and you got points if you
hit a key exactly when they crossed a line in the middle of the screen. Sure
wish I'd published that code.

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Matthew Miller           mattdm mattdm org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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