GPLv3 authors comment on final draftJun 04, 2007, 19:30 (1 Talkback[s])
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"While the ultimate answer for making "software development safe is to abolish software patents," that's beyond what the GPLv3 can do, according to Stallman. Instead, he said, "the explicit patent license of GPLv3 makes sure companies that use the GPL to give users the four freedoms cannot turn around and use their patents to tell some users 'That doesn't include you.' It also stops them from colluding with other patent holders to do this.""
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