Subject: Re: termless copyright and patents
From: s <s@ssimo.org>
Date: Mon, 02 Oct 2006 18:10:23 -0400

On Mon, 2006-10-02 at 09:53 -0700, Thomas Lord wrote:

> If the answer to that question is "yes", then very clearly the
> GPL has failed to protect Stallman's freedom's 0, 2, and 3
> (copying, modification, sharing of modifications).  The GPL had
> double failed by permitting Alice to release Prog1 which carried
> these extra restrictions.

I think you constantly forget that the GPL is a copyright license not a
patent covenant, and that GPLv2 or GPLv3 make no difference wrt patent
claims.

Or are you asking for the GPLv3 to be stronger than the GPLv2 wrt
patents?

Simo.