[License-discuss] patent rights and the OSD
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Tue Mar 7 20:51:29 UTC 2017
On 07/03/17 13:30, Christopher Sean Morrison wrote:
> It left me blinking too. Which OSD clause requires the distribution terms to permit use?
I believe that position here is that OSD only covers copyright licensing
and that US copyright law gives permission to use software (for
copyright purposes) to anyone with a copy. UK law does require an
explicit use permission.
Because it is US-centric, there was no conception that you might need to
give an explicit permission to use.
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