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Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters

From: Alexander Terekhov
Subject: Re: FSF : lackeys of their corporate masters
Date: Sat, 08 May 2004 21:49:28 +0200

Martin Dickopp wrote:
> Alexander Terekhov <> writes:
> > Martin Dickopp wrote:
> >> The problem with free software and patents isn't that I as the author of
> >> a free software package couldn't obtain a patent license.  The problem
> >> is that the software is only free if *everybody* can use, modify, and
> >> redistribute it.  Therefore, the patents in the pool would have to be
> >> licensed so that everybody can use the patented "technology" for no
> >> charge, in which case the pool would no longer be a leverage against
> >> other patent holders.
> >
> > Ever heard of "grantback" patent licensing provisions?
> Doesn't apply here, as detailed above.

You've never heard of it. 


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