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SubjectRe: [OT] use of patented algorithms in the kernel ok or not?
On Fri, 2003-12-19 09:47:05 +0100, Arjan van de Ven <arjanv@redhat.com>
wrote in message <1071823624.5223.1.camel@laptop.fenrus.com>:
> On Fri, 2003-12-19 at 00:11, Lennert Buytenhek wrote:
>
> > However, I am aware that there is a patent on this algorithm, exclusively
> > licensed to a major manufacturer of networking equipment.
>
> 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.

:-) So we're giving the most doggy style, worst case performer to USA?
With any goodies ripped off? Sounds like fun...

MfG, JBG

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