For approval: MXM Public license

Luis Villa luis.villa at
Fri Apr 10 19:56:22 UTC 2009

On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 3:43 PM, John Cowan <cowan at> wrote:
> Luis Villa scripsit:
>> > Hrm.  I didn't mean that someone was bloviating about the BSD.
>> > There's been plenty of that.  I meant that I've never heard of anybody
>> > who said "Here is this patent-encumbered code licensed under the BSD
>> > license for which I am not granting you a license".
>> s/BSD/MIT/
>> s/am not/cannot/
> Not really on point, because Fluendo doesn't own the patent and is not allowed
> to sublicense it to downstream recipients of source code.

Does go directly to the point that there are examples where code has
been placed out there where patents are licensed by the code-writing
organization, and which are very definitely *not* passed along with
the MIT/BSD-style license.


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