[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout
boklm at mars-attacks.org
Sat Dec 11 12:17:19 CET 2010
On Sat, 11 Dec 2010, Michael scherer wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 10, 2010 at 02:26:32PM -0500, andre999 wrote:
> > It doesn't seem that any individual user has been pursued for using
> > unauthorised patent-affected software.
> > So using patent-affected software is a non-issue for users.
> > (Unless they choose to avoid such software, of course.)
> We should not only take care of individual users, companies can also use
> a linux distribution. See how debian is used in many embedded product, or Fedora
> for that matter.
For companies making embedded products, I think they need to carefully
select the software they include in their product. But I don't think
having patented software available on mirrors is a problem, if they are
not installed on the product they are selling.
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