Acceptable patent license for free software?

Wiebe van der Worp wiebe at
Thu Apr 3 20:08:18 UTC 2008

Matthias-Christian Ott wrote:
> Simon Josefsson <simon at> wrote:
>> Hi!  I'm writing guidelines for IETF document authors on how to achieve
>> free software compatible copyright and patent licenses [1].  The
>> copyright area is rather well understood, I think; pick any liberal
>> license that is compatible with all (reasonable) free software licenses
>> and you are done.


> In my opinion you should ask an expert lawyer, because copyright and
> patent right may be different in different countries. Or are you just
> writing for the USA?

You may want to contact Reinier Bakels (reinier a t vrijschrift d o t org).

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