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    SubjectRe: large page patch (fwd) (fwd)

    On Tue, 13 Aug 2002, Rik van Riel wrote:

    > Suppose somebody sends you a patch which implements a nice
    > algorithm that just happens to be patented by that same
    > somebody. You don't know about the patent.
    > You integrate the patch into the kernel and distribute it,
    > one year later you get sued by the original contributor of
    > that patch because you distribute code that is patented by
    > that person.
    > Not having some protection in the license could open you
    > up to sneaky after-the-fact problems.

    Accepting non-trivial patches from malicious source means running code
    from malicious source on your boxen. In kernel mode. And in that case
    patents are the least of your troubles...

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