Subject: Re: APSL 1.1 available for comment.
From: Brian Behlendorf <>
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 21:10:00 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Ken Arromdee wrote:
> On Mon, 19 Apr 1999, Gabe Wachob wrote:
> > As Brian
> > points out, the open source user/developer must cease using the code whether or
> > Apple terminates the license to use that code (thats patent law).
> This isn't quite right.  If the user/developer is in a country which doesn't
> recognize software patents, he can continue to use it if the code merely
> violates patents, but he must stop using it if Apple terminates the license.

False.  Read the last sentence of 9.1.  If you're in such a country, you
simply "independently negotiate" for the patent rights, which means, you
do nothing, you continue to use the code.