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

    > I know that equivalent code, which is covered by most if not all of
    > the patents, is sold by some software companies to product developers
    > _in the USA_ without prelicensed patents. The problem of acquiring
    > suitable patent licenses is left to the purchasers.
    >
    > Rationally I would expect that if someone is able to sell code and
    > leave the problem of patent licensing to the purchaser, then one
    > should be able to _give away_ code and leave the problem of patent
    > licensing to the recipient.

    As far as I can see, it is okay to ignore patents *if
    you are doing research*. So you should be able to offer
    it to US people for research purposes.

    Pavel

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