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Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents
Date: Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:28:08 -0400
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Rjack wrote:
Never in his wildest dreams will a GPL licensor control software
patents he *doesn't* own with a copyright grant that he does own

Of course not. A GPL licensor only controls software patents that
he *does* own. He grants free use of those patents required for
the software that he distributes.

Why do you think anyone is trying to control software patents that
they don't own?

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