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Re: GPL 3 and patents question

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL 3 and patents question
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2006 13:19:45 -0600
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Graham Murray writes:
> But the problem with the situation wrt the OP is that in his country
> there are no software patents...

And therefor he cannot infringe any.

> ...and he does not know if the work he produces and licenses under GPL
> would violate any patents in any other country.

Not his problem.

> So how is he supposed to put a geographical restriction on distribution
> without the knowledge of the patent status in *every* other country?

I don't believe that he has any obligation to do so.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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