Questions that need answering
Posted Dec 6, 2006 17:15 UTC (Wed) by nix
In reply to: Questions that need answering
Parent article: Of hypocrisy and the FSF (Libervis)
Publishing that list of patents would be very unwise: should anyone stumble across that list, they'd be liable for triple damages for wilful infringement in the US should they use those algorithms again. (This is the same reason why it is generally a bad idea to look at software patents at all --- well, that and that their turgidity is liable to dissolve your brain).
As far as I know, the FSF *doesn't* baulk at the thought of enforcing the GPL: it just starts out quietly, sending polite letters that tend to get the problem solved. (Some *very* large companies have backed down at this, so it's not a size-of-company thing at all.)
I find it really rather surprising that you don't already know this: both these facts have been widely publicised. Perhaps you're just a troll.
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