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A Hard Problem

Mar 25, 2008, 18:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)

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"Simon Phipps proposes a hard problem: expanding the definition of 'open source' to include patents.

"The easy part is dealing with any patents that are actually licensable by the person or company who is licensing the code. To get to a new 'definition' you could say that copyright licenses that don't also grant a patent license must be accompanied by a patent license grant..."

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