Patents and OpenMoko
sean at openmoko.com
Fri Feb 8 16:38:35 CET 2008
Andres Paglayan wrote:
> what about posting this exact question at groklaw?
Oh yes. That would work well...I'll make a post later today.
> On Feb 7, 2008, at 1:00 PM, Sean Moss-Pultz wrote:
>> Dear Community,
>> Most of you know that OpenMoko is a fully independent company at this
>> point. With this great opportunity comes many challenges. Today I
>> would like to share one with you all and ask for some advice.
>> We need to file patents for our hardware as well as software designs.
>> While my personal views on software patents are inline with people
>> like Eben Moglen, as a company, we are forced to play by the rules of
>> the game.
>> What I want is for a our company's patents to be freely available, for
>> anyone, but for defensive purposes only.
>> Are there any existing options available to us now? Does anyone know
>> of existing companies or organizations with a similar strategy that we
>> can seek guidance or partnership.
>> Again, I want to emphasize that we only want our patents to be used in
>> defense. And what constitutes defense is something that we want to be
>> able to define (and potentially even redefine when new threats arise).
>> Thanks in advance for the help.
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