Re: [email@example.com: Review of proposed Apache License, version 2.0]
firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian T. Sniffen) wrote:
> Henning Makholm <email@example.com> writes:
> > Scripsit firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian T. Sniffen)
> >> And, as it happens, companies do grant free patent licenses: it's
> >> common practice when working on a standard which must be approved by a
> >> standards body with a RF policy: typically, the patent is licensed for
> >> any use which implements that standard.
> > A patent license that applies only to implementations of a specific
> > standard is not free (as in free speech).
> Can you explain this to me? I see free software, and some external
> limits on how you may use certain modifications of it.
You can't modify the code in the webserver to improve the parsing of
your favorite editor.