software patents (STWL: please comment)
Mahesh T. Pai
paivakil at yahoo.co.in
Sun Nov 14 16:52:48 UTC 2004
Bernhard Fastenrath said on Sun, Nov 14, 2004 at 04:39:37PM +0100,:
> You probably read the initial version which already has been changed
> in the course of the discussion:
> "5. If you are owner of software patents you agree to refrain from
> any legal action based on infringement of your intellectual property
> claims derived from __said_patents__ against users of open source
Rephrasing this as ``... your claims derived from ....'' might
help. `Intellectual property' _is_ a confusing term.
> software and concerning open source software as defined by the Open
> Source Initiative (OSI)."
``... software uner a license approved by the OSI ...''
> This paragraph is only related to software patents. You have to
> have a software patent or this paragraph does not apply.
When you mean patents, say so. ``intellectual property'' is a
hotch-potch of contradictory concepts.
Mahesh T. Pai <<>> http://paivakil.port5.com
>From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) [devil]:
LAWYER, n. One skilled in circumvention of the law.
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