Re: Spring Loaded Folders - Apple patent

According to his home page, this is exactly what Raph Levien
does. "I have a number of patents, all of which are
available for licensing, and all of which are subject to a
patent grant for GPL-licensed software." 


On Sat, Mar 01, 2003 at 11:51:03 +0700, Darryl Rees wrote:
> >
> P'raps gnome should have it's own suite of IP? Particularly useful ideas 
> could be patented and automatically licensed to any software using an 
> approved open-source license. Proprietary-use could be negotiated either 
> by a fee payment (to support legal fees for registration and defence of 
> IP) or IP trade in such cases as this. All decisions to be made by gnome 
> board...
> OK, I know this would never happen, political/legal complexities, etc... 
> but in light of the increasing stupidity of patents in general one 
> wonders how long before these kinds of IP issues completely swamp open 
> source development.
> Cheers,
> Darryl.

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