Weekly Engineering News 35/2008

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Wed Sep 3 23:05:27 CEST 2008

> So for the two patents, I won't sign them, they go back to our parent  
> company FIC and most likely they will file them under their name.  
> Basically Openmoko donated them to FIC. Meanwhile we are working with  
> the SFLC on a much better solution...

What Red Hat did was to fashion a patent promise using estoppel. It means
we can patent stuff (alas we have no real choice) and avoid it harming
free software while being able to do things like use it to protect free
software against proprietary nasties.


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