On Fri, 06 Aug 2004 09:38:23 -0700, Justin Mason <jm at jmason.org> wrote:
>> > - (a) exemption for the kernel only
>>>> He may well have meant it more broadly.
>> He said specifically the "linux kernel".
He did. He also said - and I'm paraphrasing - why would
we kill the golden goose?
>> > - (b) "unless we have to defend ourselves"
>>>> What's wrong with that?
>> Well, what does it mean? ;)
I took it to mean that they would use their patents to
defend their linux based products against legal attack
by companies such as Microsoft, Cisco etc..
>> > - (c) verbal, not worth the paper it's written on
>>>> It's paper that got us into this mess :)
>> I think you mean lawyers ;)
Paper, lawyers. Same thing.
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