For approval: MXM Public license

Russ Nelson nelson at
Mon Apr 13 14:50:01 UTC 2009

Simon Phipps writes:
 > On Apr 13, 2009, at 15:22, Russ Nelson wrote:
 > > Instead, a disproof has to work the way I first proposed: Somebody
 > > gets a patent, writes patented code, distributes it under the BSD, and
 > > then asserts "You have no patent license" and sues them.
 > If that had happened, given that the target would likely be a large  
 > corporate that prefers to settle, how would you know?

Might not know if it only happened once.  But companies usually like
to make some noise about patent matters, in case somebody has prior
art.  If you've created an invention prior to someone else, ya kinda
get a little grumpy if someone comes along later and tries to steal it
from the public domain.  I know I did...

But why does this whole process resemble the Mafia's protection racket?

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