APSL 1.1 available for comment.

Brian Behlendorf brian at hyperreal.org
Tue Apr 20 04:21:42 UTC 1999

On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Ean R . Schuessler wrote:
> I think that the general fear is that there may be some
> patent that comes into play in a piece of APSL source code and a given
> party will never have a chance to address the issue of patent infringement,
> or lack thereof, in court because Apple decides to role over and play dead
> on some given patent. 

Note that the last sentence of section 9.1 explicitly allows you to
address the patent issue in that code yourself.  So even if they "play
dead", if the code is important to you, you can fight for the patent
yourself, and if you win, continue to use the code.  At least that's my


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