[ubuntu-mono] [Bug 550255] Re: SIFT algorithm is patented in US
coutadeurf at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 20:19:12 BST 2010
> The Technical Board discussed the issue with autopano-sift today, and
> determined that no preemptive action would be taken:
> Full logs of the discussion should appear on this link after about 16:00
> BST - scroll to around 15:05 for the relevant parts of the meeting:
> The short version of the judgement appears to be "there's lots of stuff
> which is 'restricted use' not 'restricted distribution', such as
> If you have any further concerns, please raise them with the Technical
> ** Changed in: autopano-sift (Ubuntu)
> Status: Confirmed => Won't Fix
Thanks for taking care of that, directhex!
SIFT algorithm is patented in US
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Status in “autopano-sift” package in Ubuntu: Won't Fix
Binary package hint: autopano-sift
Please remove ‘autopano-sift’ from the ‘universe’ repository (and move it to Medibuntu if possible). The scale-invariant feature transform (SIFT) algorithm used by ‘autopano-sift’ is patented in United States (see  and ) by the University of British Columbia and therefore cannot be freely used there.
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