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SubjectRe: large page patch (fwd) (fwd)
On Sun, Aug 11, 2002 at 08:42:16PM -0300, Rik van Riel wrote:
> On 12 Aug 2002, Alan Cox wrote:
> > Unfortunately the USA forces people to deal with this crap. I'd hope SGI
> > would be decent enough to explicitly state they will license this stuff
> > freely for GPL use
> I seem to remember Apple having a clause for this in
> their Darwin sources, forbidding people who contribute
> code from suing them about patent violations due to
> the code they themselves contributed.

IBM has a fantastic clause in their open source license. The license grants
you various rights to use, etc., and then goes on to say something in
the termination section (I think) along the lines of

In the event that You or your affiliates instigate patent, trademark,
and/or any other intellectual property suits, this license terminates
as of the filing date of said suit[s].

You get the idea. It's basically "screw me, OK, then screw you too" language.
Larry McVoy lm at
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