Official position of RedHat regarding software patents

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at
Wed May 29 16:38:45 UTC 2002

On Wed, May 29, 2002 at 06:30:43PM +0200, Jan Wildeboer wrote:
> Bernhard Reiter wrote:
> >If you modify the sources you are bound by the license already.
> >The GNU GPL will not permit you to publish this under a different
> >license then anyway.
> Not even a GPL compatible license not included in the RedHat allow list? 
> Just curious and willing to learn ;-)

I don't fully understand your question.
The list by Redhat contained the GNU GPL.

The license is about copyright on the code. should answer quite well
what that means for the source code and derative works.

Patents are about ideas and are a different legal level.
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