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Anthony E. Greene
Thu Aug 23 15:24:01 2001

On Thu, 23 Aug 2001, Johan Wevers wrote:

>You, Werner Koch, wrote:
>>> A negligible chance IMO. Probably just as negligible that Ascom would go
>>> after private users of IDEA who also use it for their buissiness mails.
>> BTW, ascoms also requires a license from you if you use therei
>> algorithm on a machine which you also youse for business. And
>> buisiness is a lot for them: even voluntary work for a charity.
>Yes, that is what they state formally. But have they ever actually sued?
>There are many examples where companies claim all kinds of rights just in
>case they would want to sue once, but where they in practice never do.
Someone deciding on their own to take such a risk is different from someone else recommending it to them without being explicit about the risk involved. Tony -- Anthony E. Greene <> <> PGP Key: 0x6C94239D/7B3D BD7D 7D91 1B44 BA26 C484 A42A 60DD 6C94 239D Chat: AOL/Yahoo: TonyG05 Linux. The choice of a GNU Generation. <>