[License-review] For Approval: The Cryptographic Autonomy License

Kevin P. Fleming kevin+osi at km6g.us
Tue May 7 11:46:50 UTC 2019

On Mon, May 6, 2019 at 9:08 AM VanL <van.lindberg at gmail.com> wrote:
> 3) There is more than just copyright in play - there are patents too. The CAL is designed to use both copyright and patent law as hooks for copyleft enforcement. The definition in 6(m) is also implicates the "use," "sale," or "offer for sale" of the software. Doing things as set up in the CAL allows a court (and a license enforcer) to use either, whereas the propagate definition is copyright only.

Does this imply that the CAL can only be fully effective if there are
issued patents covering portions of the work which is using the CAL?

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