Policy on BUILD_PATENTED
mauro at ezplanet.org
Sun Aug 9 05:51:04 EDT 2020
On 09/08/2020 03:35, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
> On 08/08/2020 17:56, Rosen Penev wrote:
>> On Sat, Aug 8, 2020 at 1:37 PM Mauro Mozzarelli <mauro at ezplanet.org>
>>> Since OpenWrt is NOT US Based and in fact it appears to be mostly
>>> supported with EU contributions, we should be following the more
>>> 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?
> 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?
Who/What are these "umbrella" organizations? What is their relationship
And what is the "legal risk"?
Again, OpenWrt is NOT a US based project. US legislation should not and
must not apply.
We have already seen what US corporations do to open source software.
Nothing good can come out of them.
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