RedHat Patent Apps
Karsten M. Self
kmself at ix.netcom.com
Thu Jun 13 22:03:46 PDT 2002
on Wed, Jun 12, 2002, pyxelp at sonic.net (pyxelp at sonic.net) wrote:
> I mentioned RedHat last night in the meeting possibly moving from the
> GPL licensing and toward private patents.
Patents and GPL are orthogonal.
So long as the patents are licensed:
- Without bias to user.
- Without requiring terms in addition to those imposed by the GPL.
...they are compatible.
The FSF and LPF (both RMS organs) have long encouraged creating a
free-software based patent pool as a way to fight fire with fire. This
has been discussed many times in many places.
There's some current discussion at the Free Software Law Discussion
list, which I moderate. Information and archives:
Karsten M. Self <kmself at ix.netcom.com> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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