[Date Prev][Date Next] [Thread Prev][Thread Next] [Date Index] [Thread Index]

Re: Open Software License v2.1

On Wed, Sep 22, 2004 at 11:44:13AM +0100, Andrew Suffield wrote:
> > Bob creates Emacs, under a "claim patent infringement in this work
> > and lose your license to it" license, which includes GIF decoding.
> > 
> > Joe derives XEmacs from that work.  This inherits, among many other
> > things, GIF decoding.
> > 
> > Bill sues Joe, claiming that XEmacs infringes his GIF patent.
> > 
> > Does and should Bill lose his license to Emacs, in addition to XEmacs?
> > I think the answer to both is yes.
> The copyright and patent holder has no need for a license.

Bill is not a copyright holder at all in this scenario.

Glenn Maynard

Reply to: