[License-review] Submission of the European Space Agency Public Licenses (ESA-PL) for approval

Carsten Gerlach cgerlach at tcilaw.de
Tue Jan 10 15:44:10 UTC 2017

On 21.12.2016 22:32, Tzeng, Nigel H. wrote:
> Does 4.5 only apply to the patents covered by the license or all
> patents? As written it would be all patents but makes sense to
> require the disclosure of any patents that apply to the software.
> If the intent is all patents it will be amusingly silly.

Sec. 4.5 only applies to patents related to the software itself (see the
definition of "Patent Claims" in Sec. 1.9).

> I wonder if 4.3 is met with simply providing a git repo of the
> modified source.

No, unless the git repo includes a changelog file.


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