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From Niclas Hedhman <nic...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache License : grant of patent license and derivative works
Date Wed, 30 Mar 2005 05:42:41 GMT
On Wednesday 30 March 2005 13:29, William A. Rowe, Jr. wrote:
> Someone comes along and writes an ftp: module for Apache.  It uses the
> lingering close feature.  Unfortunately, the grantor of this (non)patent
> never intended to give it to the ASF for any purpose other than http:
> and did not license that application of the method.

Is this really the case?

The way I have always read it is that downstream licensees can do whatever 
they want with the "http lingering close" codebase, for instance make a ftp 
server, and the patent grant would still apply.

Cheers & more confused than ever...
Niclas

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