Re: Falcon P.L. license (ITP:Bug#460591)
On Thursday 27 March 2008 06:54:36 pm Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > The point is that, as previously noted, the patentability of grammar
> > sets (i.e. artificial languages) has been recently debated. Including
> > the definition of the scripts in this license has the aim to prevent a
> > Big Guy to come in, add a frobotz statement and patent the resulting
> > language (or, as someone has pointed out, just patent the grammar
> > someone else wrote as-is). Or in other words, I did it to maintain
> > freedom of the grammar set this language define (it means, freedom for
> > everyone to use and extend it).
> No one can patent the grammar that you wrote, so this is completely
> useless. The only point of these clauses seem to claim the copyright on
> scripts using the language.
Huh? Why can't someone patent langauge grammar/syntax? Seems to fit pretty
well into the patentability definition here in the U.S... you don't even
need to accept the idea that software is patentable to see how a language
might be pantentable.