[ubuntu-uk] Linux Mint

Dougie Richardson ddrichardson at btinternet.com
Sat Nov 3 12:46:25 GMT 2007

Hi Chris,

On Sat, 2007-11-03 at 12:12 +0000, Chris Rowson wrote:
> I did think about that and it's a valid point, and this software is
> only of any use to people who don't care about the philosophical and
> moral sides of free software.
> I do think that it's a pretty good drop in replacement for ex-users of
> Windows XP who mightn't care about free software concepts as such...
> As for patent problems. This is something that always confuses me. In
> this country we don't recognise software patents do we ?

No, I believe the European Union does not recognise them. However, it
hasn't really been put to the test yet and it has been argued that
codecs aren't software patents but algorithm patents.

It is a good drop in, I can't argue about that.


Dougie Richardson

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