On Fri, Apr 23, 2004 at 07:23:06PM -0400, Nathanael Nerode wrote: > > However, I do agree that it's not necessary to fight this battle right > > now, as the OSL 2.0 is defective in other, less controversial, respects. > > I think it's not controversial that the OSL "software patent" clause is > overbroad. Even if software patent retaliation clauses in general are > acceptable, termination clauses based on patents "applicable" -- but not > actually "applied" -- to software potentially discriminate against all > holders of legitimate patents. Everyone seems to agree about this, at > least. Well, I'm not going to argue with you over whether something is controversial or not. :) If it is, it should be easy to demonstrate ostensively, and since I have no citations to offer, I'll stipulate to your assertion -- at least for the time being. :) -- G. Branden Robinson | It's like I have a shotgun in my Debian GNU/Linux | mouth, I've got my finger on the firstname.lastname@example.org | trigger, and I like the taste of http://people.debian.org/~branden/ | the gunmetal. -- Robert Downey, Jr.
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