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[edu-eu]Re: [Ofset-freeduc] Re: Freeduc-cd release 1.3

From: Hilaire Fernandes
Subject: [edu-eu]Re: [Ofset-freeduc] Re: Freeduc-cd release 1.3
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 12:11:10 +0200

On Wed, 16 Apr 2003 11:40:10 +0200
Bernhard Reiter <address@hidden> wrote:

      I usually like to report by email.
      You'll find hints in the Free Software Knoppix instruction page.

If you want to help report it on the dedicated place, this is from where
I can easily look at. I cannot track each various places when working on
the final release and fixing the various glitches

      > Agree, however I will probably not remove the gimp-non-free package, 
      > there is a patent related problem. The software in itself is free, 
don't you?
      If we can avoid using clearly by patents tainted software
      including a real threat (unisys billing you) and if there are
      alternatives (ogg for mpeg, png for gif) we should avoid software
      which uses patented algorithms.

There are a lot of patent, probably in each piece of software. What
should we do with that? I agree its a treat, but should we discard all
free software because there are patend underneath. Patent on software do
not yet apply in Europe yet. Also i think GIF patent will soon finish,
do you know exactly when?

Hilaire Fernandes

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