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.