S3 texture compression patent
keith_m at sweeney.demon.co.uk
Mon Oct 20 02:17:11 CDT 2003
On Mon, 20 Oct 2003 02:26:53 +0100
Keith Matthews <keith_m at sweeney.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> 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
And now I find this one in the wings.
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