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Re: Patent clauses in licenses

Michael Poole wrote:

> This argument over-simplifies the case: No putatively free license has
> included a waiver of patent claims, just termination of patent and/or
> copyright license if you assert those claims.  The interesting case
> (that some argue is free) is when your license terminates when you
> claim the software infringes your patent.  This is a self-protection
> measure for the software; while someone might try to construct similar
> anti-gun or anti-nuclear license terms, they would have to be so
> narrow as to be both silly and pointless.

"If you shoot people, or nuke them, solely because they use this software,
your license to use this software is revoked."

Oh yeah, I think that's free.  :-)

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