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Re: PHPNuke license

On Mon, 2003-03-03 at 18:43, Branden Robinson wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 03, 2003 at 03:42:01PM -0500, David Turner wrote:
> > On Sun, 2003-03-02 at 20:11, Branden Robinson wrote:
> > > If I go further, and patent my modifications, to which in the United
> > > States the only barrier appears to be the money to pay a patent lawyer
> > > to file a claim with the USPTO, then the FSF has a real problem.
> > 
> > No, then you have a section 6 and 7 problem.
> Right.  Okay, so I secretly conspire with IBM[1], and sell them my
> patent in exchange for an unlimited, worldwide, non-exclusive,
> perpetual, paid-up license to the patent.
> [1] just picking on them because they own more U.S. patents than any
>     other individual or organization, apparently

... and you still have the same problem.  d-l is not the place for this,
but the idea of section 7, as described to me by Eben is that you can't
do that.  Ask him if you care for details.  *This is the FSF's position
as I understand it*.

-Dave Turner
GPL Compliance Engineer
Support my work: http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=novalis&p=FSF

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