[Mageia-dev] [RFC] move cairo-dock to tainted because of trademark/patent issues

Florian Hubold doktor5000 at arcor.de
Wed Nov 9 14:14:43 CET 2011

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?

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