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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Re: How secure is openSUSE build service?
  • From: Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2007 11:31:21 +0100
  • Message-id: <200711041131.22698.adrian@xxxxxxx>
On Saturday 03 November 2007 10:33:10 wrote Benji Weber:
On 03/11/2007, Aniruddha <mailing_list@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I know the link. Apparently according to this article it's not an legal
but an ethical issue.

No, it's a legal issue as well. Using patent & copyright infringing
things is never really an issue. Distribution of infringing software
most certainly is an issue.

Knowing distribution of something like xine mp3 support by an american
company would be in violation of the mp3 patent, would make them
liable. Furthermore the GPL does not grant permission to distribute

Just for correctness, mp3 patents are also valid in europe (it is not a
software patent, the algorithm is patented, what works here as well).



Adrian Schroeter
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)
email: adrian@xxxxxxx

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