[Mageia-dev] Mirror layout
rdalverny at gmail.com
Tue Dec 14 13:02:28 CET 2010
Le 13 déc. 2010 à 13:50, Philippe DIDIER <philippedidier at laposte.net> a écrit :
> The creator of a software can be prosecuted on the basis of patents even
> if they were registered later !!!!
Of course, nothing new here.
That does not, however, prove that the motive of the prosecution (hence the prosecution itself) is valid.
Because of unprecise/unvalid registration, prior art, fuzzy/broken status of software patents in the EU, or other reason that would have to be demonstrated during a trial.
So whatever you do, as soon as you publish/release some "hot" technology, you have to be aware of the environment; it is a matter of risk management, and of provisioning the means for such a trial (legal counselling, money, communication, disclosure), should it happen (that is, should it be reasonably worth it for someone to initiate).
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