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

Josh Berkus josh at postgresql.org
Tue Feb 21 23:52:36 UTC 2012

On 2/21/12 3:31 PM, Henrik Ingo wrote:
> either have 4a removed; or
> make 4a say something like "While Affirmer has affirmed not to assert
> any claims and legal actions with regard to the Work, no trademark or
> patent rights are themselves ..."
> (but here really I would prefer a lawyer to be involved, anyway...)

I agree with Henrik here.  If patent rights are specifically excluded,
we're basically promoting the idea of CC0 being a RAMBUS-style booby
trap.  And personally, I don't think that meets the OSD.

--Josh Berkus

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