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Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: TomTom, the GPL and patents
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:42:23 -0400
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John Hasler wrote:
Only if it is something _you_ do, such as requiring them to agree to a
patent license (or sublicense) that would prevent them from exercising the
rights they would otherwise heve under the GPL.

No. GPLv2ΒΆ7 says
    For example, if a patent license would not permit royalty-free
    redistribution of the Program by all those who receive copies
    directly or indirectly through you, then the only way you could
    satisfy both it and this License would be to refrain entirely
    from distribution of the Program.

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