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Re: CSRG archives

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: CSRG archives
Date: Tue, 04 May 2010 16:10:44 -0000
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On 3/23/2010 6:08 PM, RJack wrote:
List all the patents nullified by the GPLv3 as of 3/23/2010:

There probably will never be any. The point was to
prevent the release of ostensibly free software whose
freedom would subsequently be restricted by the releaser
through the assertion of patent claims.

Microsoft released this statement in order to take the
> heat off Novell's co-operating with them in July 2007.

Yes. Causing that heat was part of the motivation for
creating GPLv3.

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