[Mageia-dev] [RFC] move cairo-dock to tainted because of trademark/patent issues
dmorganec at gmail.com
Wed Nov 9 14:28:22 CET 2011
On Wed, Nov 9, 2011 at 2:14 PM, Florian Hubold <doktor5000 at arcor.de> wrote:
> Hi there,
> after updating cairo-dock and -plugins to the latest version,
> it has come to my attention that cairo-dock has been removed
> from Fedora due to patent issues, as can be seen here:
> I've found no further explanation about this so far.
> The corresponding patent (from Apple) should be this one:
> IMHO this Apple patent should not have been issued because of prior art:
> http://en.swpat.org/wiki/Apple_Dock but currently it's effective and we need
> to respect it.
> A related discussions about cairo-dock and trademarks of
> some of the included icons in cairo-dock-plugins can be seen here:
> To be honest, i don't think this was appropriate as those icons
> clearly seem to come from the game pingus, which is FL/OSS.
> So i request cairo-dock and cairo-dock-plugins and cairo-dock-themes
> be moved to tainted. Any objections?
seems the saner option, so i vote for this.
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