[License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] patent rights and the OSD
Tzeng, Nigel H.
Nigel.Tzeng at jhuapl.edu
Tue Mar 7 23:49:34 UTC 2017
From: Christopher Sean Morrison <brlcad at mac.com<mailto:brlcad at mac.com>>
Date: Tuesday, Mar 07, 2017, 5:57 PM
To: license-discuss at opensource.org <license-discuss at opensource.org<mailto:license-discuss at opensource.org>>
Subject: Re: [License-discuss] [Non-DoD Source] patent rights and the OSD
On Mar 07, 2017, at 04:09 PM, Richard Fontana <fontana at sharpeleven.org> wrote:
By my reading, those "distribution terms" violate OSD #1 and #7. This is potentially a problem for any license (e.g., all the permissives) that doesn't specifically speak to patent rights. If the distribution terms specifically deny a patent grant, it will no longer be possible to freely redistribute the source code (that is, IF any contributor holds patent rights whose claims are implemented by the source code...).
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the License-discuss