For approval: MXM Public license

Simon Phipps webmink at
Fri Apr 10 15:57:24 UTC 2009

On Apr 10, 2009, at 16:36, Russ Nelson wrote:
> 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.

I'd suggest no-one has done it because anyone worth targeting with  
that predatory behaviour has been advised BSD-licensed source comes  
with no patent licenses and should be treated with extreme caution.  
Based on my own experience and advice received, of course.


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