[Fwd: FW: For Approval: Generic Attribution Provision]

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Fri Dec 15 06:41:11 UTC 2006

Rick Moen wrote:
> I believe you've just described a patent obstacle, not a licensing one.
> The derivative work would be lawful, hence not in violation of copyight 
> everywhere in the free world^W^W^W^Woutside the USA -- and also in the
> USA after elimination or expiration of that patent threat.

No, the license says that the "the original copyright holder who places
the Program under this License may add an explicit geographical
distribution limitation excluding those countries".  This is a
limitation of the copyright license itself, not only a practical patent

Matt Flaschen

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