For approval: MXM Public license
nelson at crynwr.com
Fri Apr 10 15:36:31 UTC 2009
John Cowan writes:
> 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.
If the water were *that* muddy, then someone would have by now used
the BSD on patented software, gained a market, and then pointed to the
patent. They could defend themselves against a reliance counter-suit
by pointing to the utter lack of a patent license in the BSD text.
Except ... that nobody has done that because the water isn't very muddy.
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