[License-review] Submitting CC0 for OSI approval
nelson at crynwr.com
Sun Feb 19 20:02:58 UTC 2012
Bruce Perens writes:
> On 02/19/2012 10:14 AM, Karl Fogel wrote:
> > in any case MIT and BSD appear to be pretty clearly copyright-specific.
> But this is ignoring equitable estoppel through acquiescence of use.
> That it exists is pretty well-accepted. If they had language explicitly
> restricting the grant to copyright, it would be otherwise.
Except that MIT has denied the existence of a patent license according
to Karl. Would that denial hold up against an implicit license? Who
knows. That is one of the reasons why OSI hasn't gotten involved in
this mess before, and shouldn't now.
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