Glyn Moody covers
a new license that is being submitted to the Open Source Initiative.
"Sharing lies at the heart of free software, and drives much of its
incredible efficiency as a development methodology. It means that coders
do not have to re-invent the wheel, but can borrow from pre-existing
programs. Software patents, despite their name, are about locking down
knowledge so that it cannot be shared without permission (and usually
payment). But are there ever circumstances when software patents that
require payment might be permitted by an open source licence?
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