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Why are you assuming that Linus choose this license specifically because of this clause?
License is DFSG-incompatible
Posted Nov 17, 2006 0:39 UTC (Fri) by arcticwolf (guest, #8341)
I think the question is a valid one: if Linus read the license carefully (and seriously, does anyone think he didn't?), why was he OK with this if he's not OK with similar provisions concerning DRM instead of patents in the GPLv3 drafts, for example?
I'm actually pretty sure he's got a good answer (he *is* Linus, after all, and experience shows that he pretty much always has a good reason for what he does), but I'm rather curious what it could be.
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