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Re: AROS License DFSG ok?

Scripsit Josh Triplett <josh.trip@verizon.net>

>>>     (b) any software, hardware, or device, other than such
>>>     Participant's Contributor Version, directly or indirectly
>>>     infringes any patent, then any rights granted to You by such
>>>     Participant under Sections 2.1(b) and 2.2(b) are revoked
>>>     effective as of the date You first made, used, sold,
>>>     distributed, or had made, Modifications made by that
>>>     Participant.

> This clause does indeed seem to terminate your patent license from that
> one participant if you sue that participant over any patent, which is
> far stronger than the previous clause, and possibly problematic (though
> still better than clauses that terminate the copyright license).

> I think (a) is not a problem at all, but (b) might be.

I tentatively think (b) is a DFSG problem if and only if the code in
question is covered by a patent that we would otherwise worry about.

Henning Makholm               "The Board views the endemic use of PowerPoint
                           briefing slides instead of technical papers as an
 illustration of the problematic methods of technical communicaion at NASA."

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