RMS discussed this at the GPLv3 launch
Posted Apr 6, 2006 16:39 UTC (Thu) by JoeBuck
In reply to: RMS discussed this at the GPLv3 launch
Parent article: Fedora and MP3
RMS should have stated the issue more clearly. The software in question is free software for those who live in a jurisdiction where software patents are not valid. The patent license gives permission to others, and as to whether there is a conflict with the GPL, IANAL (there's a conflict if the patent grant doesn't apply to derivative works, if I understand correctly). While I respect RMS's stance, it seems to me that the Fluendo folks who negotiated this deal are trying to help, and I think it would be reasonable for Fedora and other distros to include it.
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