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

Russ Nelson nelson at crynwr.com
Sat Mar 10 04:40:32 UTC 2012

John Cowan writes:
 > 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.

You and Jim are talking about different things. Knowing that, the
difference should be plain. Ask me if it isn't.

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