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Old 07-30-2011, 02:43 AM
Default Bug#635994: foo2zjs makes use of embedded, patented libraries

On Jul 30, Arno Töll <debian@toell.net> wrote:

> Justification: violates DFSG, violates should constraint in policy § 4.13
Actually the DFSG does not deal with patents.

> far as I can tell) because of this reason. Considering this unclear code distri-
> butability and the Debian patent FAQ [4], I hereby request for comments about
> this issue and possible solutions.
Unless you are aware that US5307062 is being actively enforced against
free software then we do not need to care.
Considering that it will expire in less than one year, unless you have
other information then I believe that packaging this software does not
pose a significant risk.


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