A Hard Problem
Mar 25, 2008, 18:45 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Don Marti)
Re-Imagining Linux Platforms to Meet the Needs of Cloud Service Providers
"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..."