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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 <>
    wrote in message <>:
    > 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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