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    gnome and software patents

    strange gnome has a new startup page warning that it might be closed permantly soon in protest of software patents that EU want's to put in law in europe.

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    Re:gnome and software patents

    what version???

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    Re:gnome and software patents

    Cute...

    At least they arent ambiguous as to where they stand ;D

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    [quote author=coltrane link=board=13;threadid=7627;start=0#msg69707 date=1061975290]
    what version???
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    No not the actual project. The website has a little redirector that points you to an info page, that's all. Good for them for making their opinions known though.

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    Re:gnome and software patents

    KDE's website is closed in protest. They, too, redirect you to an information page.

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    Re:gnome and software patents

    [quote author=cga link=board=13;threadid=7627;start=0#msg69719 date=1061989028]
    KDE's website is closed in protest. They, too, redirect you to an information page.
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    So is Knoppix.org.

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    Re:gnome and software patents

    freedb.org also.

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    Re:gnome and software patents

    Ah, protest. 'tis a good thing.

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    Alot of open source sites are doing this.

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    how come? im trying to understand this patent, can someone dull the situation down to my uber-newb level ???

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