[License-discuss] Grant of Patent License - Apache 2

Prashant Shah pshah.mumbai at gmail.com
Sat Feb 16 09:10:45 UTC 2013


On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:48 PM, Ben Reser <ben at reser.org> wrote:
> If you make a modification, do not contribute it back to the Licensor, and
> do not place it under the ASL 2.0, then there is not patent grant.  But you
> can't avoid the patent grant as long as you use the ASL 2.0.

Grant of Patent License. Subject to the terms and conditions of
      this License, each Contributor hereby grants to You a perpetual,
      worldwide, non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable
      (except as stated in this section) patent license to make, have made,
      use, offer to sell, sell, import, ** modify, reproduce, distribute ** and
      otherwise transfer the Work...

After going through it many times, will making the above changes in
the original license (marked by **) provide patent grants to forks ?


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