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Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL

From: RJack
Subject: Re: The GPL and Patents: ROFL
Date: Wed, 08 Dec 2010 16:00:33 -0000
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On 8/20/2010 2:55 PM, Hyman Rosen wrote:
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.

In other words you claim the GPL controls patented ideas, your tortured denials notwithstanding.

RJack :)

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