Official position of RedHat regarding software patents

Rui Miguel Silva Seabra rms at
Wed May 29 19:42:17 UTC 2002

On Wed, 2002-05-29 at 20:32, Jan Wildeboer wrote:
> 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?

If it is a GPL compatible license not listed under RedHat's 'promise',
then I think it's unfourtunately so.

sadly, rui

+ No matter how much you do, you never do enough -- unknown
+ Whatever you do will be insignificant,
| but it is very important that you do it -- Gandhi
+ So let's do it...?
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