Open is Open.
Posted Nov 13, 2005 3:03 UTC (Sun) by bojan
In reply to: Open is Open.
Parent article: Debian and Nexenta collide
> if you add those to the GPL, as you suggest
I never suggested _that_. I said that Sun could have licensed with GPL + Exception for _linking_ with other software. I addressed patents before (twice) and I won't do it again.
> donated to the Linux *kernel* (not to opensource in general btw)
Please get your facts straight. IBM _explicitly_ promised not to sue _any_ open source project over about 500 patents they have (applies to all OSI approved licences). Not just the kernel.
> Sun executives BTW are on record that Suns' interest in patents is primarily defensive.
Which is legally meaningless.
> Unlike IBMs publicity stunt.
> Your powers of mind-reading are obviously far greater than mine.
I studied under Yoda himself ;-)
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