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So you are saying that if Oracle distributes code that they own under the GPL, that imposes obligations (in this case on their use of patents) on Oracle? (Disregarding the details of this issue.)
Oracle sues Google over use of Java in Android (ars technica)
Posted Aug 13, 2010 11:23 UTC (Fri) by jjs (guest, #10315)
Under GPL3 - yes. That those using THAT CODE that they GPL'd and was received under the GPL3 have a patent grant. Note that if you do your own clean-room reimplementation, get the code under a different license, or use different code that what that patent covered, you're out of lock (IMNAL, advice worth less than the electrons to display, etc).
Posted Aug 13, 2010 11:27 UTC (Fri) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
Posted Aug 13, 2010 14:15 UTC (Fri) by jjs (guest, #10315)
If you want a legal answer, consult a lawyer.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 14:38 UTC (Fri) by michaeljt (subscriber, #39183)
I meant "got you" as in "now I see what you mean".
Hm, perhaps estimed subscriber number 1 ought to add some clear text on the page that all commenters are NAL unless they explicitly say the are?
Posted Aug 13, 2010 15:42 UTC (Fri) by jjs (guest, #10315)
Regarding point 2 - most discussions here are not legal, but it would ensure everyone knew more clearly the lawyers here.
Posted Aug 13, 2010 18:00 UTC (Fri) by paulj (subscriber, #341)
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