Suggested addition to the open-source definition

Zak Greant zak at
Mon Apr 24 14:59:38 UTC 2006

David A Temeles wrote:

> ... The most problematic aspect of the draft
> GPL v 3 is its glaring attempt to coerce down-stream licensors
> (sub-licensors) to license their entire patent portfolios, even if  
> those
> patents have nothing to do with the modified version of the software
> licensed by those sub-licensors.  I do not intend to debate the GPL  
> 3.0 here
> as I do not know if this is the appropriate forum.  However, my  
> point is
> that opinions in the open source community vary widely on patent  
> issues.

The appropriate forum to comment on the GPL v3 draft is

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