For approval: MXM Public license

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Apr 8 19:22:45 UTC 2009

Matthew Flaschen scripsit:

> Right, and every OSI-approved license provides patent rights, not
> withstanding the efforts by some to muddy the waters.

I don't think your cases about implicit licenses are on point, and the
most I'm willing to say is that some licenses provide patent rights and
some are silent on the subject.  The water is muddy, but that is not
my doing.

> Did I say anything about FOSS developers?  Letting developers come up
> with licenses without asking legal advice gives us things like the
> Artistic License.

...which shares with the GPLv2 the virtue of actually having survived
a court test.

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