Open Source Click-Wrap Notice
Lawrence E. Rosen
lrosen at rosenlaw.com
Wed Aug 7 13:04:56 UTC 2002
> 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.
Just last week we all read the following in the RealNetworks proposed
open source license:
"Portions Copyright (c) 1995-2002 RealNetworks, Inc. All Rights
Reserved. This software incorporates the inventions claimed in one or
more of the following patents: 5,802,520; 5,917,835; 5,854,858;
5,917,954; 6,151,634; 6,314,466."
I don't think the patent issue is vanishing at all.
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