[linux-elitists] Patent Proposals
Tue Mar 20 17:26:54 PST 2001
>>>>> "H" == Heather <email@example.com> writes:
H> No, but... I believe Raph Levien has some patents, and has
H> stated clearly and in All The Usual Ways, that he is charging
H> $0 and 0 cents licensing to anything under GPL, inperpetuity or
H> something like that. Full details at advogato, of
H> course. http://www.advogato.org/article/89.html
Yeah, just to point out, that's on the http://www.openpatents.org/
site, and also on his site:
I think it's cool that he has a patent on time reversal. I could
definitely use that technology.
H> Now, if a few other geniuses with personal patents, and Certain
H> Large Companies With Huge Patent Portfolios (*) who want to
H> chip in,
H> *) gosh, I wonder who that would be. Actually if we could get
H> 3 or more it would be nice.
H> ...were to expand this to grant friendly licensing to anything
H> DFSG compliant, and basically establish a large group so it
H> gets some notice, we might have something tasty here.
Amen to that!
Hey, Don, I really think you should reference openpatents.org, and
expecially the Open Patents License (unfortunately named OPL, like the
more familiar Open Publication License):
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