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From Geir Magnusson Jr. <ge...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Apache License : grant of patent license and derivative works
Date Thu, 31 Mar 2005 07:01:15 GMT

On Mar 30, 2005, at 10:48 PM, Lawrence Rosen wrote:

>>> Is it possible for someone to re-phrase this?? I can't understand it.
> I didn't write the Apache license and I'm not a great fan of the 
> wording of
> its patent grant. But here's what I think it means, and here's how the
> OSL/AFL licenses state what I thought was the same concept:
>    2) Grant of Patent License. Licensor hereby grants You
>    a world-wide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, perpetual,
>    sublicenseable license, under patent claims owned or
>    controlled by the Licensor that are embodied in the
>    Original Work as furnished by the Licensor, to make,
>    use, sell and offer for sale the Original Work and
>    Derivative Works.
> If this does NOT have the same effect as the Apache license, I'd 
> appreciate
> an explanation of how it differs.

I was hoping you'd answer my question from this morning, but this might 
do - I thought the Apache License doesn't grant you the right to 
sublicense... (and thus patent license doesn't apply to derivative 


Geir Magnusson Jr                                  +1-203-665-6437

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