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  • From: Arne Babenhauserheide <arne_bab AT>
  • To: cc-licenses AT
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] input requested: BY-SA/GPL compatibility - license scope
  • Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 23:58:48 +0100

Am Dienstag, 24. Februar 2015, 12:00:10 schrieb Rob Myers:
> If I receive a patent-encumbered BY-SA licensed work from a third party
> and then incorporate it into a GPL-licensed work, the problem remains.
> Presumably patents would have to be declared in the license block for
> any work covered by them to allow this to be avoided. This would require
> a modification to BY-SA, which is out of scope for this discussion, I
> believe.

You also get that problem, when I (from Germany) send a GPL’ed program
to the USA where there’s a software patent on something I do
(scrollbars or such).

I think Andrew put it best: There’s no strategic gain to be won for
Patent trolls (no incentive to exploit this), so it’s no practical

Best wishes,
Unpolitisch sein
heißt politisch sein,
ohne es zu merken.
- Arne (

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