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SubjectRe: Linux in a binary world... a doomsday scenario
On 12/7/05, Helge Hafting <> wrote:
> Florian Weimer wrote:
> >* Jon Smirl:
> >
> >
> >
> >>2) Endure the lawsuit and hope the FSF doesn't get a $450M settlement
> >>like NTP is getting from RIM. Meanwhile watch your stock price tumble
> >>since the injunction prevents you from shipping product.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >Unlike NTP[1], the FSF distributes real products and is vulnerable to
> >counterclaims.
> >
> >
> But they can fix that in a trivial way by setting up a separate company,
> "FSF patent management" or some such?

Yes, even better set it up as a newly created charitable foundation.
Then donations to it are tax deductible and the headline with read:
"Patent crook steals from charity".

This doesn't have to be done in the US, but the laws in the US are
very favorable to do it.

> Helge Hafting

Jon Smirl
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