Re: Here are some of my ideas for Fedora 8 and Fedora 9

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On Sat, 2007-07-07 at 11:38 +0100, Dave Mitchell wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 09:37:13AM +0930, Tim wrote:
> > On Fri, 2007-07-06 at 16:15 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > > What I'm trying to discuss is the right to use a patented technology
> > > which has already been paid for. 
> > 
> > I think you'll find patents are a manufacturing, not end-user, thing.
> > The builder of *some* *thing* is disallowed from building something that
> > infringes someone else's patent, unless some arrangement is made.  It's
> > too late by the time a customer has their hot little mitts on the
> > widget.
> Um no; patents cover everyone - manufacturers, distributors and end-users
> - hence the MS/Novell covenant not to sue *end users*.  It just so happens
> that its the manufacturers who tend to get sued because that's where the
> money is.
Can you show the law and precedent that shows that an end user is in
violation of a patent?

Les H

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