STWL 1.0, revision 3

John Cowan jcowan at
Mon Nov 15 05:54:17 UTC 2004

Bernhard Fastenrath scripsit:

>     5. If you are owner of software patents you agree to refrain from
> any legal action based on infringement of your intellectual property 
> claims against users of open source software and concerning open source 
> software as defined by the Open Source Initiative (OSI). Failing to 
> comply voids this license for the validity period of said software patent.

Dammit, "intellectual property" includes not only patent, but copyright,
trademark, and even trade secret rights.  Just because I own a patent
relating to software does not mean I agree to give up enforcement of all
these other rights.  Try to get this straight, please.


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Infoset, as long as it has a door sticker       jcowan at
saying "No information items inside". 
        --Eve Maler                   

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