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Google resolves WebM licensing conflict with BSD license
Google tried to license code with a clause that you can't sue Google, but that's not GPL compatible. So now they're licensing the code as BSD and licensing the patents with a loose-it-if-you-sue-us-for-patent-infringement limitation.
law  contractlaw  copyright  patent  ip-law  softwarelicenses  softwarepatents  via:ArsTechnica  ArsTechnica 
june 2010 by mcherm
Law & Life: Silicon Valley: New Open Source Legal Decision: Jacobsen & Katzer and How Model Train Software Will Have an Important Effect on Open Source Licensing
Legal ruling that part of the Artistic License is a contract, not just a restriction on the license. The result is that you can sue for lost profits but cannot get a court injunction to stop using the code. Not an appellate decision, but still bad.
law  opensource  ip-law  copyright  softwarelicenses 
august 2007 by mcherm

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