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Date:      Mon, 6 Aug 2012 18:37:17 +0100
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Patent hit - MS goes after Linux - FreeBSD ?
Message-ID:  <20120806183717.ed53868f.steve@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <20120806081638.1033190a@scorpio>
References:  <20120805045800.29444.qmail@joyce.lan> <alpine.BSF.2.00.1208051330090.21508@wojtek.tensor.gdynia.pl> <20510.27576.562781.36878@jerusalem.litteratus.org> <20120805093320.7b7f0fc4@scorpio> <20120805214321.17a02e43@papi> <20120806081638.1033190a@scorpio>

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On Mon, 6 Aug 2012 08:16:38 -0400
Jerry <jerry@seibercom.net> wrote:

> Yes you can. You are stating a commonly held incorrect belief. You can
> always request a license from the patient holder. No one, well no one
> interested in monetary compensation would patient anything unless they
> were:
> 
> ⁽¹⁾ Intended to use the patents in such a way that they would directly
> profit from it
> 
> ⁽²⁾ Intended to lease the patent rights or outright sell the patent.

[3] Want to prevent anyone else from using it to break into their market.

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