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SubjectRe: [OT] use of patented algorithms in the kernel ok or not?
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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