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Re: IBM Public License (again)

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 05:17:30PM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> On 2004-05-13 16:54:36 +0100 Raul Miller <moth@debian.org> wrote:

> >For example, if IBM begins initiates some patent litigation, it looks 
> >like
> >the license still stands -- even if that litigation winds up 
> >nullifying
> >the patent in question. [...]

> What if you want to enforce some other patent applicable to software 
> against IBM? What if IBM initiates against you and you want to use 
> such a patent in a counterclaim?

> Why should this software's licence, not directly involved in the cases 
> above, terminate?

So you prefer that the license, like most earlier Free Software
licenses, say nothing at all about patents in order to remain free,
while IBM retains the freedom to sue you for infringing their patents
*whether or not* you sued them first?

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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