[Mesa-dev] [PATCH 0/4] import the txc_dxtn code from libtxc_dxtn into mesa (Was: Merge floating to master)
siliconjoe at gmail.com
Mon Mar 7 03:14:15 PST 2011
2011/3/7 Dave Airlie <airlied at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 7:06 PM, Xavier Bestel <xavier.bestel at free.fr> wrote:
>> On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 00:59 -0800, Jose Fonseca wrote:
>>> Your argument that we need a flag to enable everything is not true, as
>>> a single patent does not apply uniformly to all drivers.
>> Except in nearly all countries that's exactly what we want: just one
>> flag to enable all features because we don't recognize those patents.
> Not sure what country you are in (I'm guessing France) that doesn't
> but the float patent texture is for hw/sw and isn't a swpat, so I'm
> guessing EU law applies just as much.
AFAIK, This is true only for Germany. The rest of the EU's members are
"patent free". Germany is in violation of the EU's directives on this
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