apache license 2.0 for consideration

jcowan at reutershealth.com jcowan at reutershealth.com
Tue Feb 24 19:33:00 UTC 2004

Arnoud Engelfriet scripsit:

> I'm not even sure the license still exists if you take out the
> Contribution I made (embodying my patented method) and put
> it in some other work. 

It's hard to say, certainly.  But consider this case:  I have patented
a gear, and I give you a patent license to make use of this gear.  Now
you build a machine one part of which is the gear, and I sue, claiming
that you were licensed only to use the gear, not the machine of which
the gear is a part.  Surely you would reply that the very essence of a
gear is to be used as a part of something.  And likewise with a software


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