non-military use license

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Jan 12 08:57:28 UTC 2007

David Woolley wrote:
> In any case, national interest considerations can always override patents.
> (There's also the problem that unscrupulous people in military companies
> can rely on military secrecy to hide intellectual property violations,
> even if they are strictly illegal.)

True, but in the U.S. I don't think national security can override
patents.  Thus, *if* the U.S. gov. followed all copyright and patent
law, such a license would probably work, though it obviously wouldn't be
open source.

Matthew Flaschen

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