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    SubjectRe: [OT] use of patented algorithms in the kernel ok or not?
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    On Fri, Dec 19, 2003 at 09:47:05AM +0100, Arjan van de Ven wrote:

    > > However, I am aware that there is a patent on this algorithm, exclusively
    > > licensed to a major manufacturer of networking equipment.
    >
    > a patent in which country ?

    The United States of America.


    > Maybe we need a CONFIG_USA so that we can enhance the kernel for
    > non-unitedstatians while keeping it safe to run in that one country with
    > the patents as well.

    But can we still distribute it from the USA then?


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