[License-discuss] Unlicense CC0 and patents
cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Fri Aug 23 00:43:59 UTC 2013
Clark C. Evans scripsit:
> The FSF considers works released under CC0 to be "Free Software"
> , but, the rationale for this determination was never disclosed.
> Perhaps because anyone could sue for patent infringement regardless
> of copyright?
Indeed, there are many Free Software licenses without patent clauses,
notably the GPLv2 (which only says that if there's a patent you know
about that would be infringed and is not freely licensed to all, you
can't distribute the code).
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