dr at jones.dk
Tue May 22 14:05:15 UTC 2012
On 12-03-24 at 11:06am, Andres Mejia wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 24, 2012 at 6:49 AM, Luca Falavigna <ftpmaster at debian.org>
> > Copyright says:
> > "Those intending to use this software module in hardware or
> > software products are advised that this use may infringe existing
> > patents."
> > This conflicts with http://www.debian.org/legal/patent, Policy
> > statement §1.
> I read the policy statement, but it's not clear to me how policy
> statement 1 applies to this line. The copyright disclaimer above says
> "...this use *may* infringe existing patents." This doesn't make it
> clear that this software module *does* or *does not* infringe existing
> patents. I don't believe this makes the situation any different than
> packages (both multimedia related and non-multimedia related) that are
> distributed in main.
I agree with Andres: it is a disclaimer, and is IMO similar to "this hat
ma kill you (if e.g. crossing a street and a driver gets distracted by
it and runs you over)".
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