reciprocal patent license
bogdanb.frie0606 at spambob.net
Fri Apr 4 12:08:46 UTC 2008
Sorry, I didn't finish reading all messages posted, therefore repeating
In my opinion this reciprocal license should stop its' availability once
someone starts to enforce it against non-litigators (non-trolls). But
enforcing a patent on a (proven) troll should not end the patent license,
thus allowing its possessor to defend herself/himself. Surely a troll uses
Why should it be otherwise?
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> 1. Acceptable patent license for free software? (zBog BIV)
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> From: "zBog BIV" <bogdanb.frie0606 at spambob.net>
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> Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2008 12:54:13 +0300
> Subject: Acceptable patent license for free software?
> I had an idea about a patent license some time ago, but I didn't have the
> time to express it in a meaningful way.
> I'll make an attempt here.
> My idea starts with the question: is it possible to "copyleft" a patent?
> (I know copyleft is derived from copyright != patent system) But still, I
> view copyleft as a philosophy so ...
> Can someone license the use of a patent to others as long they don't try
> to enforce their own patents ?
> "The best way to predict the future is to invent it.", 1971, Alan Kay:
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