What happens next:
Posted Sep 25, 2003 8:21 UTC (Thu) by hingo
In reply to: What happens next:
Parent article: Text of the proposed EU patent directive
"Now you'll see hardware manufacturers like IBM and Motorola
submitting pure software patents wrapped into "this is a piece of
Yes, but as I see it, the directive also ensures that red hat can distribute
up2date (in europe, of course) as long as it has nothing to do with the
hardware that is patented.
Put another way: If you distribute software on a CD, you cannot be
infringing on a hardware patent.
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