Henrique de Moraes Holschuh henrique at nic.br
Sat Aug 8 22:35:01 EDT 2020

On 08/08/2020 17:56, Rosen Penev wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 1:37 PM Mauro Mozzarelli <mauro at ezplanet.org> wrote:
>> Since OpenWrt is NOT US Based and in fact it appears to be mostly
>> supported with EU contributions, we should be following the more liberal
>> EU policies.
>> Personally I am against software patents and I campaigned for the
>> decision that the EU parliament took to ban them despite significant
>> lobby from US corporations that would have wanted to limit and
>> monopolize software development.
>> As we know US companies even patent human genome, which is absurd.
> I happen to agree but IANAL.
>> I am proud of the EU decision and I believe that OpenWrt should be
>> aligned with that spirit.

> Do you believe that BUILD_PATENTED should be turned on by default?
> https://github.com/openwrt/openwrt/blob/master/config/Config-build.in#L64

I believe OpenWrt should not even *consider* placing its umbrella 
organization(s) -- which are based on the U.S. -- in legal risk without 
at least contacting them first and getting their approval.

Has anyone asked SPI about it yet?

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh

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