Re: IBM's open patent licensing policy

2004-01-15 Thread Alexander Terekhov
Lawrence E. Rosen wrote: [...] There is also a current conflict in open source licensing circles about how IBM and other companies use their patents for defensive purposes, with important implications for open source software. [See thread termination with unrelated trigger considered

IBM's open patent licensing policy

2004-01-14 Thread Lawrence E. Rosen
[Subject changed from Open Source Definition : can it be made explicit about non-copyright issues?] Alexander Terekhov wrote: [...] IBM has an open patent licensing policy under which we are prepared to licence our patents on a non-discriminatory world-wide basis. Moreover, IBM licences on a