[ic] Patent issues?

msquared msquared@digitalwizards.com.au
Mon, 8 Jan 2001 10:15:24 +0800

On Thu, Jan 04, 2001 at 07:31:56PM -0800, db wrote:

> > C. does this violate one-click?
> Who cares.  It's GPL'd.  We'll distribute the patches from an ftp mirror in
> uganda or something.

Pity that has nothing to do with patent violation.  Not only does GPL not
protect you from patent violation, but distributing the software from
somewhere not covered by the patent will only cover the *distributor* of
the software, not the end users.  Won't the end users still be in
violation of the patent?  (Assuming, of course, that the software does
actually use some patented invention/technology.)

Anyone know any more about this?

> Amazon shamyyzon.

Oh, if it were only that simple.  :)

Regards, /|/|
        /   | (MSquared)


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