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

“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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