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Re: Please Help Pass W3C Patent Policy

On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 06:44:08PM -0800, Bruce Perens wrote:

 > The code that makes use of the patented principle must be under the
 > MIT license, which allows a scope-limited patent license.

 You are asking us to support a proposal that goes against point 6 of
 the Debian Free Software Guidelines.

 From <URL:http://www.w3.org/TR/2002/WD-patent-policy-20021114/#def-RF>

    With respect to a Recommendation developed under this policy, a W3C
    Royalty-Free license shall mean a non-assignable, non-sublicensable
    license to make, have made, use, sell, have sold, offer to sell,
    import, and distribute and dispose of implementations of the
    Recommendation that:


        3. may be limited to implementations of the Recommendation, and
           to what is required by the Recommendation;


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