A 'Statement of Assurance' on SELinux patents
Posted Aug 1, 2002 16:44 UTC (Thu) by leonb
In reply to: A 'Statement of Assurance' on SELinux patents
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From the GPL preamble:
Finally, any free program is threatened constantly by software
patents. We wish to avoid the danger that redistributors of a free
program will individually obtain patent licenses, in effect making the
program proprietary. To prevent this, we have made it clear that any
patent must be licensed for everyone's free use or not licensed at all.
From clause 7:
For example, if a patent
license would not permit royalty-free redistribution of the Program by
all those who receive copies directly or indirectly through you, then
the only way you could satisfy both it and this License would be to
refrain entirely from distribution of the Program.
It seems that SELinux is already illegal.
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