S3 texture compression patent
keith_m at sweeney.demon.co.uk
Sun Oct 19 20:26:53 CDT 2003
On Sun, 19 Oct 2003 23:23:44 +0200
"Ivan Leo Murray-Smith" <puoti at inwind.it> wrote:
> >Is it a patent for a hrdware solution, or for software? If software then in
> >Europe, at least in Germany and others, it wouldn't matter because
> >softwarepatents are not possible (and hopefully never will).
> Software patents are illegal in all the EU, and it will stay like that thanks to
> the latest copyright directive, the EUCD.
> Also, this thread should be on wine-license.
> It wouldn't be hard to host wine in the EU, codeweavers can just get some host
> space from any EU hoster, and set up and publish remotely.
You've not been following the developments properly. See http://www.ffii.org.uk/council.html
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