For approval: MXM Public license

Russ Nelson nelson at
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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