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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 16:00:23 -0000
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On 8/20/2010 12:15 PM, RJack wrote:
On 8/20/2010 9:57 AM, Hyman Rosen wr
Hyman, *you* claim the GPL copyright license prevents others from using
patent ideas in a copyrighted work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What in the world are you talking about? I have never
claimed any such thing, nor would I, since it's false.
The GPL does not prevent anyone from using patented
ideas in a copyrighted work. The patent holder may
prevent you from using the patented idea in the work,
of course. If you do choose to use a patented idea
(belonging to someone else) in the work and wish to
distribute the work under the GPL, you must arrange for
everyone to have the same patent permission that you do.

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