Official position of RedHat regarding software patents

Jan Wildeboer jan.wildeboer at
Wed May 29 19:32:17 UTC 2002

Werner Koch wrote:

> Jan asked why GPL compatible licenses are not included.

It was meant like this:

Say I have programmed something and that is distributed under a 
GPL-compatible license. Now I want to add some routines that touch these 
patents. According to RedHats statement I am not allowed to do this undr 
the terms of their promise as my license is not the GPL but only 
GPL-compatible. Am I right?

Jan Wildeboer

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