Subject: Re: DRI [was: Re: more summer of code fun]
To: Hubert Feyrer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Tonnerre <email@example.com>
Date: 06/25/2005 00:08:17
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On Sat, Jun 25, 2005 at 12:01:34AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
> Hum, how do other open source projects (Linux) handle the situation?
Linux is subject to 287 software patents as far as we know, and they didn't
deal with it yet, I guess they're waiting for the results of the discussion
on the EU patent directive.
However, some stuff, as we know, is in a non-US category currently. MPlayer
for example. But in the kernel this would be a bit difficult. We might
only introduce a config flag that's disabled by default, or something.
But then again I guess it's far from bein the only patent infringement in
the NetBSD kernel, I see a lot of "!=" operators for example...
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