Open Source Click-Wrap Notice
jcowan at reutershealth.com
Wed Aug 7 11:40:16 UTC 2002
Lawrence E. Rosen scripsit:
> If the licensor has a patent, he can prohibit the *use* of the software
> absent a license. "Whoever without authority makes, uses or sells any
> patented invention during the term of the patent therefor, infringes the
> patent." 35 U.S.C. =A7 271.
I wonder just how many Open Source programs actually require a patent
license *from the author of the program* in order to be used.
I suspect the number is Vanishingly small.
> Remember the old saw, wish into one hand, s**t into the
> other, which one will fill up first?
Hmm. So if wishes were s**t, beggars would plow fields?
John Cowan jcowan at reutershealth.com http://www.reutershealth.com
"Mr. Lane, if you ever wish anything that I can do all you will have to do
will be to send me a telegram asking and it will be done."
"Mr. Hearst, if you ever get a telegram from me asking
you to do anything you can put the telegram down as a forgery."
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