Debian has published a position statement on software patents: "This document describes Debian's position on patents. Debian recognizes the threat that patents pose to Free Software, and continues to work with others in the Free Software community on patent defense. The policy included below intends to provide clear and useful guidance for community members confronted with patent issues, so that the Debian community can coordinate its patent defense free from fear, uncertainty, and doubt."
Debian Position on Software Patents
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