Intel's proposed BSD + Patent License
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Wed Oct 31 04:03:31 UTC 2001
Russell Nelson scripsit:
> Let me analogize: Let's say that I'm pointing a gun at you. Are you
> at any more disk if I let you know it's pointed at you? What if I
> tell you the conditions under which I will pull the trigger?
If you bind yourself by contract NEVER to pull the trigger, I feel
reasonably safe -- not totally safe, of course, but reasonably.
That is what the CPL does.
> > Criterion 8 (License Must Not Be Specific To A Product) is violated,
> > in substance if not to the letter; this license is in effect specific
> > to Linux.
> On the other hand, if they left that patent license off, we would
> certify it.
Sure. But the patent license is restrictive, so you shouldn't certify.
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