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

John Cowan cowan at mercury.ccil.org
Mon Feb 27 16:28:38 UTC 2012

Tzeng, Nigel H. scripsit:

> ECL is nice middle ground between throwing the towel in and explicitly not
> granting any patent rights or releasing everything expecting eventually to
> be burned.  Actually the latter is not a viable explicit option so in
> higher likelihood, once appraised of such risk, any sane management would
> prohibit open sourcing anything until something like ECL was built or
> going with an explicit non-grant like what MIT was seeking before.

I don't understand what you think (as opposed to what a court thinks) the
ECL is supposed to do.  It has the magic word "use", suggesting an implicit
patent license.

John Cowan
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