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Re: SELinux patent time bomb?

On 10/11/05, Lionel Elie Mamane <lionel@mamane.lu> wrote:
> See http://lwn.net/Articles/2376/ .
> According to LWN (and other websites which have taken LWN as a
> source), there may be a patent-time bomb affecting SELinux: Secure
> Computing Corporation, who wrote a significant part of SELinux, holds
> patents on it, but doesn't give a clear-cut license, only a
> retractable statement that they don't intend to sue anybody except a
> few usage classes.

But, the patents have been implemented by the patent holder themselves
in software, and the software is released under the GNU GPL? and the
GNU GPL does contain a clause for grant of patent license. So, what is
the problem?

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