For approval: MXM Public license

John Cowan cowan at
Fri Apr 10 17:04:11 UTC 2009

Russ Nelson scripsit:

> If anybody thought that the BSD *didn't* come with an implicit patent
> license, then somebody would have at least *asserted* "You have no
> patent license".  And yet nobody has.

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Roy Fielding wrote:

# Several comments are to the effect that the patent license [clause
# in Apache 2.0] cannot be terminated.  There is no such restriction
# in the DFSG.  Furthermore, the GPL[v2], BSD, and other licenses that
# Debian claims are free have no patent license grant at all, which is
# equivalent to a terminated license. If the proposed 2.0 license is
# non-free, then none of your example licenses are free either.

> Easy to prove me wrong.  

It was, indeed.  Less than five minutes of googling.

I marvel at the creature: so secret and         John Cowan
so sly as he is, to come sporting in the pool   cowan at
before our very window.  Does he think that
Men sleep without watch all night?

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