you can lose the patent if you refuse to license or use it (?)
Posted Sep 7, 2002 0:03 UTC (Sat) by mmarq
In reply to: you can lose the patent if you refuse to license or use it (?)
Parent article: A different use of software patents
So why in the hell as microsoft asked for a licence that "makes corporate sense" over patents they eventualy own on vertex shaders. Is that corporate sense meaning they will refuse to licence it for use in open source projects like the openGL 2. The openGL ARB includes all the major hardware graphics makers and they surely are willing to pay microsoft, as a whole, the sum of the amounts it is asking individualy.!!!
THE BIG QUESTION: - CAN MICROSOFT REFUSE TO LICENCE PATENTS IT OWNES, TO OPEN SOURCE PROJECTS?????
IF THE ANSWER IS NO: - IS THERE A WAY TO SUE MICROSOFT, SO THEY FORFEIT RIGHTS ON VERTEX SHADERS?????
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