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Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL


From: RJack
Subject: Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:00:36 -0000
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On 8/21/2010 2:05 AM, David Kastrup wrote:

RJack<address@hidden>  writes:

On 8/20/2010 2:19 PM, Hyman Rosen wrote:

If you wish to copy and distribute software which incorporates
patented processes under the GPL, you must arrange for all
downstream recipients to have the same rights to practice the
patent that you do when they further use, copy, and distribute
the software under the GPL. If the patents are your own, that's
simple. If they're not, that could be considerably complicated.

The point is to avoid the promissory estoppel

You keep talking about promissory estoppel and you're gonna' piss
off a whole lot of your GNUtian friends including your mother PJ.

If you don't have a clue what you are talking about, you could just
shut up instead if trying to come up with something you imagine to
sound offensive in the ear of adults.  That would make you look less
stupid. On the other hand, that does not seem like a goal you could
identify with.

that would result from ostensibly distributing free software but
actually having that software be encumbered so that some users
would not have the freedom that the GPL is supposed to
guarantee.


Whine. Sniff. Bwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.....

Sincerely,
RJack :)


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