Google's patent license for VP8 [was: Google WebM?]
andrew.wilson at intel.com
Sat May 22 06:57:25 UTC 2010
Mike Tiemann wrote:
> I have blogged about this subject: http://opensource.org/node/521
> I have given that posting the title "Re: VP8 and WebM--Thank you, Google! (P.S. Let's talk)"
Thanks for the pointer, Mike. Interesting post. I do have a question
on how FSF will react, since I'm quite sure they will say the VP8 license
patent grant is GPLv2 incompatible for the same reason as Apache 2.0, and I wonder if they will say VP8
is GPLv3 incompatible. GPLv3 defensive suspension is triggered when a
licensee initiates patent litigation against other licensees. VP8 defensive suspension
is triggered when a licensee, a licensee's exclusive patent licensee, or the licensee's agent
initiates patent litigation, so VP8's defensive suspension clause seems broader in scope
I'm sure FSF will have an opinion.
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