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From Joe Schaefer <joe_schae...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: AL's patent license in the context of derivative works
Date Fri, 04 Apr 2008 04:45:20 GMT

--- "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
wrote:

> Joe Schaefer wrote:
> > --- "William A. Rowe, Jr." <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
> > wrote:
> > 
> >> Please remember 1. this is a publicly accessible
> >> list, and 2. this navel
> >> gazing is neither substantive legal opinion nor
> >> official clarification.
> > 
> > Sigh.  Every post here includes a big fat
> disclaimer
> > to that effect.  I really wish the board would get
> > over itself and make the sausage where others can
> > see how it's made.  I don't see anything wrong
> with
> > Geir being a bit confused and asking some
> questions.
> 
> In hindsight (having read Roy's responses) you are
> right, he's
> done a very good job of indicating to Geir how
> abstract some of
> the questions are and how many answers are really
> indeterminate.
> 
> However, if you want to formulate Q & A's, those
> don't belong here,
> they belong in front of the ASF's lawyers as matters
> of privileged
> advise, to be considered and decided and then
> published.
> 
> I'm not all over myself as a board member Joe, I'm a
> member of the
> legal committee, I'm not a lawyer, and I'm very
> sensitive to when
> public posts might be construed as some public
> policy statement or
> legal opinion.  My board responsibilities had zero
> to do with this
> post you replied to.

Ok, sorry about that. Thanks for the clarification
Bill.




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