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From Jun Rao <jun...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: dependency on CDDL binary
Date Wed, 02 Mar 2016 18:23:40 GMT
Thanks everyone for chiming in. I created a patch in
https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/KAFKA-3314 to fix this. Could someone
do a quick review, perhaps Justin or Henri?

Thanks,

Jun

On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 7:22 AM, Marvin Humphrey <marvin@rectangular.com>
wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 7:03 AM, William A Rowe Jr <wrowe@rowe-clan.net>
> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 8:50 AM, Luis Villa <luis@lu.is> wrote:
> >>
> >> Note, though, that it explicitly does not grant patent rights, so likely
> >> less appropriate for software.
>
> > Putting a "published" work in the public domain has no impact on patent
> > rights, AIUI.  Public Domain is a statement on the copyright claim of the
> > work.  The ASF sublicenses and includes many BSD works, for example,
> > which also offer no patent license.
>
> I believe the distinction is that CC0 specifically excludes a patent grant
> in
> section 4.a...
>
>   https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/legalcode
>
>   a. No trademark or patent rights held by Affirmer are waived, abandoned,
>      surrendered, licensed or otherwise affected by this document.
>
> ...while on the other hand, the BSD licenses arguably contain an implied
> patent grant in that "Redistribution and use... are permitted...".
>
> Marvin Humphrey
>
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