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Re: GPL 3 and patents question

From: John Hasler
Subject: Re: GPL 3 and patents question
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 21:02:27 -0600
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claudio quotes:
> "When you distribute a covered work, you grant a patent license to the
> recipient, and to anyone that receives any version of the work..."

That refers to patents you own and which would otherwise be infringed by
users of the work.  If you don't own any patents it is irrelevant to you.
It would be ridiculous to require that you grant licenses to patents you do
not control or even know about.
John Hasler
Dancing Horse Hill
Elmwood, WI USA

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