[Mono-list] Fwd: RAND-modified: Can a clause o ETERNAL waiving of licensing fees for open-source implementations for RAND?

A Rafael D Teixeira rafaelteixeirabr@hotmail.com
Tue, 02 Oct 2001 15:27:06 -0300

Iīve sent the following message to W3C, about they creating a policy to 
accept patents inside recomendations (standards).

A openBSD fellow has already objected that my suggestion would only work to 
GPL, but not to BSD-style Licenses.

Any other comments? Send them please to W3C...

Rafael Teixeira
Brazilian Developer

>To: <www-patentpolicy-comment@w3.org>
>Subject: RAND-modified: Can a clause o ETERNAL waiving of licensing >fees 
>for open-source implementations for RAND?

>OK, that would kill the Non-Discriminatory part of "RAND", but would
>preserve the possibility of unencumbered implementations, as long as
>they are open-source and licensed under terms that would not allow them
>to be closed again. The License would have to cite explicitly the Patent 
>and the provisions under what itīs fees were ETERNALLY waived.
>Why ETERNAL? So that economic damage claims canīt be made at any time.
>Because even as patents expire, claims based on them have different
>prescribing dates.

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