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Raph Levien grants rights to Community to use 19 Patents under GPL

May 15, 2000, 20:59 (2 Talkback[s])
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"Here's a list of my patents as of 11 May 2000. Each of the patents is linked to its page on the IBM Patent Server."

"All of the patents listed here are subject to the following patent grant:"

"Whereas, Raph Levien (hereinafter "Inventor") has obtained patent protection for related technology (hereinafter "Patented Technology"), Inventor wishes to aid the the GNU free software project in achieving its goals, and Inventor also wishes to increase public awareness of Patented Technology, Inventor hereby grants a fully paid up, nonexclusive, royalty free license to practice the patents listed below ("the Patents") if and only if practiced in conjunction with software distributed under the terms of any version of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111. Inventor reserves all other rights, including without limitation, licensing for software not distributed under the GNU General Public License."

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