[OSM-dev] Drawing ways with beziercurves rather than linesegments

Jeroen Dekkers jeroen at vrijschrift.org
Thu Jan 25 20:52:14 GMT 2007

At Thu, 25 Jan 2007 14:09:54 -0600,
Robert T Wyatt wrote:
> Dave wrote:
> > Ignorance is no defence... this is true.
> > That isn't to say ignorance isn't an advantage.
> IANAL, but this isn't strictly correct.
> Ignorance of the law is no defense. Ignorance per se *sometimes* is.

Regaring patents, ignorance doesn't help that much in Europe in the
sense that you can safely look at patents and code on. In the USA
things are different however, if it can be proven that you knew about
the infringement the damages triple. That's why you always hear that
developers shouldn't look at patents, but in Europe it isn't really
that a big problem.

Jeroen Dekkers

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