Subject: Re: A priori IPR choices
From: "Lawrence Rosen" <lrosen@rosenlaw.com>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:50:53 -0700
Tue, 23 Oct 2007 19:50:53 -0700
To: IETF list

 

These are statements from FSF about the issue we've been discussing at
ietf@ietf.org. 

 

http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/software-patents/draft-housley-tls-authz-extns.
html 

 

and

 

http://www.fsf.org/news/oppose-tls-authz-standard.html 

 

The GPL does not have problems with most IETF specifications, only those
that are encumbered by non-free patents. This is an important example of why
so many of us in the open source and free software communities believe that
the IETF patent policy must be improved. 

 

/Larry Rosen

 

Lawrence Rosen

Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm (www.rosenlaw.com)

3001 King Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482

707-485-1242 * cell: 707-478-8932 * fax: 707-485-1243

Skype: LawrenceRosen

Author of "Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and 

                Intellectual Property Law" (Prentice Hall 2004)

 



To: IETF list

 

These are statements from FSF about the issue we've been discussing at ietf@ietf.org.

 

http://www.fsf.org/campaigns/software-patents/draft-housley-tls-authz-extns.html

 

and

 

http://www.fsf.org/news/oppose-tls-authz-standard.html

 

The GPL does not have problems with most IETF specifications, only those that are encumbered by non-free patents. This is an important example of why so many of us in the open source and free software communities believe that the IETF patent policy must be improved.

 

/Larry Rosen

 

Lawrence Rosen

Rosenlaw & Einschlag, a technology law firm (www.rosenlaw.com)

3001 King Ranch Road, Ukiah, CA 95482

707-485-1242 * cell: 707-478-8932 * fax: 707-485-1243

Skype: LawrenceRosen

Author of "Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and

                Intellectual Property Law" (Prentice Hall 2004)