[License-review] Request for consultation with CC on patent issue

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Mon Feb 20 07:04:13 UTC 2012


Fontana and I appear to be agreed that*CC should be asked to add 
language to CC0: an explicit permission to make use of patent claims 
necessary to use the software in the form that was dedicated or 
licensed. This should apply to both public domain, and the fallback license.
Others on the list are sufficiently concerned with the problem, as 
evidenced by the current discussion.

At this point, I think you should ask CC to work on that. I don't see 
why they'd be unwilling to add text clarifying the issue. Consideration 
of CC0 could then continue without the problem.

Granting approval before CC has at least been given an /opportunity/ to 
make this clearer would be a disservice to developers.


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