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  • From: Joshua Gay <jgay AT>
  • To: cc-licenses AT
  • Subject: Re: [cc-licenses] input requested: BY-SA/GPL compatibility - license scope
  • Date: Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:39:47 -0500

On 02/23/2015 05:11 PM, Joshua Gay wrote:
> Obviously a license that explicitly denies a patent grant would not be
> compatible with GPLv3,

I realize now that this statement may be a little confusing. What I
meant by this is that a license would be incompatible with GPLv3 if it
explicitly forbid use of the material in ways that infringed upon
patents of the licensor.

Simply stating that patents are not covered by the license does not make
it incompatible.

Joshua Gay
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