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Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents

From: Rjack
Subject: Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 08:58:06 -0400
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Hyman Rosen wrote:
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?

Try reading sec. 7 of the GPL sometime.

Rjack :)

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