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Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU News: Win32 Port - Release Schedule

From: John R. Hogerhuis
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] QEMU News: Win32 Port - Release Schedule
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 2004 01:24:44 -0800

Qemu is in Debian unstable, the only distro that counts ;-) . And Bochs,
plex86 as well. Can't speak for other distros, since I don't use them.
Anyway there are quite a few Debian based distros the most well known
(besides Debian itself) being Knoppix, Morphix... gasp, Lindows even.

Anyway, until the lawsuit comes, patents aren't really an issue. Believe
me IBM probably has a patent on every nook and cranny of an operating
system, but unless they decide to go out and sue someone it doesn't
matter. Most companies keep a patent portfolio to prevent other
companies from suing them (of course the government should change the
law to completely do away with software patents).

Also if you're an engineer the going wisdom is that you shouldn't go
looking for patents either, as willful infringement is a whole different
ballgame in the eyes of the law...

-- John.

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