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RAND-modified: Can a clause o ETERNAL waiving of licensing fees for open-source implementations for RAND?

From: Antonio Rafael Dias Teixeira <ATeixeira@adp.com.br>
Date: Tue, 2 Oct 2001 14:23:59 -0300
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Cc: "Meu Hotmail (E-mail)" <rafaelteixeirabr@hotmail.com>
OK, that would kill the Non-Discriminatory part of "RAND", but would
preserve the possibility of unencumbered implementations, as long as
they are open-source and licensed under terms that would not allow them
to be closed again. The License would have to cite explicitly the Patent
and the provisions under what itīs fee were ETERNALLY waived. 

Why ETERNAL? So that economic damage claims canīt be made at any time.
Because even as patents expire, claims based on them have different
prescribing dates.

A Rafael D Teixeira
Analista de Sistema
Fone: 3646-9462
ADP Brazil Ltda.
Received on Tuesday, 2 October 2001 13:56:21 UTC

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