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From "Lawrence Rosen" <lro...@rosenlaw.com>
Subject RE: WebM license modification
Date Sat, 05 Jun 2010 21:15:00 GMT
Category A is appropriate. Congratulations to Google for a good license for
this important technology.

/Larry

bcc: Chris DiBona


> -----Original Message-----
> From: hyandell@gmail.com [mailto:hyandell@gmail.com] On Behalf Of Henri
> Yandell
> Sent: Saturday, June 05, 2010 11:09 AM
> To: legal-discuss@apache.org
> Subject: Re: WebM license modification
> 
> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 6:44 PM, Sam Ruby <rubys@intertwingly.net>
> wrote:
> > On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Justin Erenkrantz
> <justin@erenkrantz.com> wrote:
> >> Google has pushed some changes for their WebM licenses - including
> >> revised patent language.  They now have a blog post up at:
> >>
> >> http://webmproject.blogspot.com/2010/06/changes-to-webm-open-source-
> license.html
> >>
> >> Chris had asked me about these changes and I believe that they
> should
> >> now be compatible with our license - but, now that it's out in the
> >> open (har har har), what do others think?
> >>
> >> Notably, http://www.webmproject.org/license/additional/ has a phrase
> that says:
> >>
> >> ---
> >> This grant does not include claims that would be infringed only as a
> >> consequence of further modification of this implementation.
> >> ---
> >>
> >> I think this is line with our patent scope position as described in
> the FAQ:
> >>
> >> http://www.apache.org/foundation/licence-FAQ.html#PatentScope
> >>
> >> So, I believe this license should now fall under Category
> >> A...but...well, IANAL.  =)
> >
> > I have no problem with adding
> > http://www.webmproject.org/license/software/ as a recognized BSD
> > variant on the following page:
> > http://www.apache.org/legal/resolved.html#category-a
> 
> Both the license and the additional IP grant look category A. I'm
> happy for either both or the combination to be in there.
> 
> Hen
> 
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