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so is this fud about gpl not being viable as a business model if it's enforced?

David "Judah's Shadow" Blue at 2014-07-30T20:16:46Z

@judahsshadow no it isn't FUD I'm 99% sure given the source (@copiesofcopies / Aaron Williamson). The article isn't easily summarizable but it does note where this case ties into fear about "viral" GPL forcing all software of unsuspecting developer to be free. I gather there's very little chance of that part going anywhere, though I'm one who thinks it is too bad the GPL isn't really "viral" like that! The dangerous thing is at the end, claim that GPL (and presumably then any license without an explicit one) does not offer an implicit patent grant, which could (I don't really know) give massive berth for Linux-related patent suits. ps Definitely absolutely do not use CC0 for software. :-/

Mike Linksvayer at 2014-07-30T20:33:49Z

I mean GPL2 above. Obviously GPL3 has explicit patent grant.

Mike Linksvayer at 2014-07-30T20:38:59Z

And if that should happen then we can just say "Tsk, tsk. Told you patents were a problem and to use v3."

Jason Self at 2014-07-30T20:55:11Z

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