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"Open Software License" and patent/reciprocity issues


We did this one a few months back, but nobody raised the
patent/reciprocity thing at that time. Here's the offending clause:

10) Mutual Termination for Patent Action. This License shall terminate
automatically and You may no longer exercise any of the rights granted
to You by this License if You file a lawsuit in any court alleging
that any OSI Certified open source software that is licensed under any
license containing this "Mutual Termination for Patent Action" clause
infringes any patent claims that are essential to use that software.

I think this one's non-free too. It's certainly absurdly overbearing.

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