Intel's proposed BSD + Patent License

David Johnson david at
Thu Nov 1 01:54:43 UTC 2001

On Wednesday 31 October 2001 06:22 am, email at wrote:

> But if I code some software, register it with the copyright office,
> put a LGPL license on it, put it on the web, and I DON'T get a
> patent for it,

The key here is "register it". I would also place a description of the 
software using general terms under the same registration.

You want your software to be found when someone makes a patent search. And if 
it was missed (or ignored) during the search, you want legal documentation 
proving the prior art.

David Johnson
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