External deployment / Otherwise Make Available (was Re: OVPL summary)
alex at alex.org.uk
Thu Sep 15 22:32:03 UTC 2005
--On 15 September 2005 15:03 -0700 Lawrence Rosen <lrosen at rosenlaw.com>
> Is the sender of email potentially liable
> for patent infringement if his mail flows through a Cisco router that
> infringes a patent? Of course not.
This is precisely my point. Is the "user" (word chosen deliberately
to upset) of a webmail system liable for patent infringement if the
webmail system infringes a patent? Of course not.
But if we adopt that definition of use, then quite clearly the OSL licensed
webmail software is not being "externally deployed" and the external
deployment stuff adds nothing.
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