jack at xiph.org
Thu Oct 18 11:04:56 PDT 2001
> I think you are quite confused. Patents and copyrights are distinct
> forms of intellectual property. There is nothing within the GPL that
> addresses patents, and there are many examples of GPL software that are
> still covered by patents (freely licensed and not). Examples include
> GNU Ghostscript and LAME; the former is covered by freely licensed
> patents, and the latter by patented which require royalties.
Well you can tell I didn't go back and reread this. There is language
in the GPL that addresses patents. Just not in the way you describe.
Sorry for being inconsistent here :)
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