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Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL

From: Hyman Rosen
Subject: Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:00:31 -0000
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On 8/20/2010 2:24 PM, RJack wrote:
Whatever happened to your claim, "The GPL does not prevent
> anyone from using patented ideas in a copyrighted work."?

The patent holder is the one who may prevent you from
practicing the patent, in any work no matter how licensed.

If you wish to copy and distribute software under the GPL
which practices a patent and for which you have obtained
permission from the patent holder, then you must arrange
for that permission to be extended identically to all
downstream recipients who use, copy, and distribute the
software under the GPL.

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