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Re: Is the Sybase Open Watcom License ok?

Adam Borowski <kilobyte@angband.pl>
> On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 12:44:35AM +0100, MJ Ray wrote:
> > > 12.1 Termination.  This License and the rights granted hereunder
> > > will terminate:
> > > [...]
> > > (c) automatically without notice if You, at any time during the
> > > term of this License, commence an action for patent infringement
> > > (including as a cross claim or counterclaim) against Sybase or
> > > any Contributor.
> > 
> > This copyright licence attempts to enforce all Sybase's and
> > Contributors' patents, whether applicable or not.  All patents. 
> > Not just software ones.
> Hmm, it doesn't appear to say even a word about _Sybase's_ patents at
> all.  It speaks about "Your" (ie, the user/distributor's) patents.

Yes, I got that backwards.  Sorry.  It's the other type of bad patent
clause.  It seeks to allow Sybase and Contributors to infringe
Licensees' patents, whether applicable/software or not.

Thanks for the correction and explanation,
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