[License-discuss] [License-review] CC0 incompliant with OSD on patents, [was: MXM compared to CC0 ]

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Mar 9 17:46:35 UTC 2012

Jim Jagielski scripsit:

> I see no difference between the statements "We can't approve this
> because it doesn't address patents" and "We can't approve this
> because it doesn't address the US export laws."

Patently, because a patent owner can opt out of enforcing his patents,
but not out of obeying U.S. law, which either applies or it doesn't.

John Cowan  cowan at ccil.org    http://ccil.org/~cowan
Big as a house, much bigger than a house, it looked to [Sam], a grey-clad
moving hill.  Fear and wonder, maybe, enlarged him in the hobbit's eyes,
but the Mumak of Harad was indeed a beast of vast bulk, and the like of him
does not walk now in Middle-earth; his kin that live still in latter days are
but memories of his girth and his majesty.  --"Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit"

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