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Re: bsd license question
- To: advocacy_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: bsd license question
- From: Jens Ropers <ropers_(_at_)_ropersonline_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 03:23:18 +0100
- Cc: "'misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org'" <misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org>
On Mon, 28 Feb 2005, eric wrote:
Doesn't this stuff belong on openbsd-advocacy@
Eric has a point -- I'm already posting this mail to advocacy_(_at_)__(_dot_)_ |f
people agree that we should relocate there, I'd be happy to go along.
On 1 Mar 2005, at 09:45, Dirk-Willem van Gulik wrote:
curl -O http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt
Which is taken as a serious and contructive proposal. As this is a
which is widely shared.
3 Grant of Patent License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this
License, each Contributor hereby grants to You a perpetual, worldwide,
non-exclusive, no-charge, royalty-free, irrevocable (except as stated
this section) patent license to make, have made, use, offer to sell,
import, and otherwise transfer the Work, where such license applies
to those patent claims licensable by such Contributor that are
infringed by their Contribution(s) alone or by combination of their
Contribution(s) with the Work to which such Contribution(s) was
If You institute patent litigation against any entity (including a
cross-claim or counterclaim in a lawsuit) alleging that the Work or a
Contribution incorporated within the Work constitutes direct or
contributory patent infringement, then any patent licenses granted to
under this License for that Work shall terminate as of the date such
litigation is filed.
But is it just the last paragraphwhich is the issue - or the whole of
clause 3 as a whole ? Because with just the first paragraph the
issue is addressed to some extend.
I think we're looking at different versions.
In http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0.txt, the above are ONE
Yes, admittedly, with just the second bit removed, it does look a lot
better to me -- but that's at first sight. I probably would _prefer_
for the entire paragraph to go, but I don't currently see any mayor
issues with leaving in the first part of said paragraph. I guess "the
jury's still out on that one"; what do others think?
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