[OT] Free software versus software idea patents (was: Python benefits over Cobra)

Ross Ridge rridge at csclub.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Apr 7 14:18:34 EDT 2011

Steven D'Aprano  <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>Perhaps what you mean is, none of the licences granted are *irrevocable*. 
>But the same applies to the GPL -- break the GPL's (generous) terms, and 
>you too could find that your licence is revoked.

Actually, you could argue since the GPL doesn't meet the legal definition
of a contract, it can be revoked unilateraly (but not retroactively)
by the copyright holder at any time for any reason.

					Ross Ridge

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