Proposed new OSD item - patent termination

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Sat Apr 9 17:39:27 UTC 2005

On Sat, 2005-04-09 at 10:29 -0700, Bruce Perens wrote:

> So, yes, what falls out is that we will probably want to guard against 
> enforcement of patents against Open Source designs, whether they are 
> designs for software programs or teapots.

Then we should have that discussion. "We will probably want to guard
against this" is not equivalent to "Licenses of this sort should be
treated as open source".

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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