Subject: Re: IBM and Patents
From: Rick Moen <>
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 07:20:15 -0800

Quoting Russell McOrmond (

> While the GPLv2 is not itself a patent license, it does require that
> an RF patent license be applied to any patents embeded within it in
> order to have the copyright works properly licensed.

I'm well aware of that.  The actual question posed, however, was not
answerable on account of (apparent) category confusion, and I wanted to
make the questioner aware of that fact.

Cheers,                           "This is Unix.  Stop acting so helpless."
Rick Moen                                               -- D.J. Bernstein
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