[License-discuss] Unlicense CC0 and patents

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Mon Aug 19 17:22:23 UTC 2013

Prashant Shah scripsit:

> CCO clearly specifies that patents are not licensed but I am not sure how
> patents are treated in unlicense since nothing is specified.

The presence of the patent verbs "use" and "sell" and the use of "uncumbered"
suggest that there is a patent license, but no more than suggest.  I suspect
nobody who actually has patents (which unlike copyrights, take time and
money to get) will use it anyway.

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