• Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Acolyte of the Butterfly
    Posts: 104 from 2009/3/20

    ASiegel wrote:
    That said, a judge could order that the sale of MorphOS to US citizens is prohibited and fine a penalty for every offence.

    That's a worst case scenario yes. Which I understand is not acceptable by the MorphOS team, but it's still the worst that can happen -until Software patents arrive to the EU that is :-/


    With regard to free open source operating systems, most companies will not bother to go to court as it will likely result in just bad press but no effective means of prohibiting the software from being published due to the open source distribution model. However, MorphOS is still primarily a closed source operating system and sold for a fee.

    Yes, open source and patents have a very special relationship, which is one more reason to adopt it. So far open source seems to win, at least for now. :)


    Naturally, there are no guarantuees that Apple would or would not sue a small software developer but it would be wrong to state or imply that there is no legal risk at all.

    Agreed on that.
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