[License-review] Request for consultation with CC on patent issue
rfontana at redhat.com
Tue Feb 21 21:08:23 UTC 2012
On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 12:50:10PM -0800, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> The Affirmer may indeed retain patent rights, if any. But they've also promised not to make a claim with regard to the Work they've placed into the public domain and/or under the CC0 license clause 3 fallback.
According to the CC0 FAQ, the Affirmer hasn't promised not to make a
*trademark* claim with regard to the Work, which is all well and
good. But it then follows that the Affirmer also hasn't promised not
to assert a patent claim, right? Because CC0 4a treats trademark and
patent in parallel.
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