Community Distribution Patent Policy FAQ
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"This document presents information about patents and patent
liability useful for developers working on community distributions
of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). By community
distributions, we mean collections of free software packages
maintained and distributed by organizations composed of volunteers,
where neither the organization nor the volunteers seek to make a
profit from the activity.
"This document has been prepared by lawyers at the Software
Freedom Law Center (SFLC) at the request of the Debian project, and
may be helpful to similar community FOSS distributions."