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SubjectRe: [PATCH] README: clarify redistribution requirements covering patents
On Sat, Jun 28, 2014 at 04:31:08PM +0100, One Thousand Gnomes wrote:
> > +the firmware license provided includes an implicit or explicit
> > +patent grant to end users to ensure full functionality of device
> > +operation with the firmware. If the licence is long and involved, it's
> > permitted to include it in a separate file and refer to it from the
> > WHENCE file.
> > And if it were possible, a changelog of the firmware itself.
>
> "end users of the device" or just "end users"
>
> I'm assuming the worry for most vendors is licensing it to be used on
> some third party product ?

The proposed language includes both whereas the "end users of the device"
would exclude some subset use including the implicit license use case.
Thoughts?

Luis


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