Bringing License arguments to Sun

Chris Gray chris.gray at kiffer.be
Thu Aug 24 07:57:29 UTC 2006


On Wednesday 23 August 2006 13:22, Leo Simons wrote:

> Licensing
> ---------
> On Sat, Aug 19, 2006 at 07:38:36PM -0700, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> [what license should Sun use to open source java]
>
> > I'll bite: the MIT license.
>
> +1, for all the reasons Stefano described. Along with the neccessary,
> explicit, relevant patent grants, preferably with GPL-compatible terms
> (eg non-reciprocical; would probably automatically meet requirements
> off standards bodies and open source orgs worldwide).

Typically standards orgs have a patent policy already in place, see e.g. [1], 
[2]. These are probably the result of quite a lot of thought and discussion, 
so they should be read not just as something with which a proposed patent 
grant needs to be compatible but also as prior art in this field.

[1] <http://www.ecma-international.org/memento/codeofconduct.htm>
[2] <http://www.niso.org/committees/OpenURL/PATPOL.pdf>

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