[License-review] CC withdrawl of CC0 from OSI process

Bruce Perens bruce at perens.com
Sat Feb 25 20:19:51 UTC 2012

On 02/25/2012 11:48 AM, Russ Nelson wrote:
> A patent-waiver license provides no protection against patent holders because they'll have somebody else release the code.
I do know of a number of instances where a large and 
known-to-be-litigious patent holder uses such an intermediary.

If I am the expert on the defense side, I'll try to connect the dots for 
the court to establish that an estoppel actually does exist. I don't 
know that I'd succeed, but it's worth a try.

I am thinking back to Eolas. I don't believe that they understood when 
they did the original work that they would later decide use it as a 
litigation machine. This was publicly-funded research, and the U. 
California is the major partner.


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