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Re: Are Microsoft’s patent lawyers really this dumb?

From: Alfred M. Szmidt
Subject: Re: Are Microsoft’s patent lawyers really this dumb?
Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 20:35:04 +0200 (CEST)

   Not really.  You can use it to license commercial software, but
   since the demand is that it is "to be licensed as a whole at no
   charge", while you can charge for a copy of the _software_, the
   license itself is not a commercial item.

Sure it is, you can charge several millions for a copy of the license.
All that is required is that you do not modify it.

   Anyway, in contrast to most available licenses, the GPL has a
   section explaining how to apply it to software of your own.  That
   makes it considerably _easier_ to license stuff under the GPL than
   under most other licenses.  You just need to read the respective

Well, to license anything you need to read the license, if you don't,
then you are quite stupid, kinda like giving out signed checks without
a sum or something...

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