[pp.int.general] Patent system similar to GPL?
rms at gnu.org
Sat Feb 26 11:34:46 CET 2011
Has there been any attempt in designing a proposal for a "patent
system(s)" similar to GPL or like.
Patent law is totally different from copyright law.
As far as I can see, nothing at all like copyleft
is possible with patent law. This is because patent law
does not have the concept of "derivative".
The Open Innovation Network is a defensive patent pool -- not much
like copyleft. To start an effective one, you need lots of patents.
Dr Richard Stallman
President, Free Software Foundation
51 Franklin St
Boston MA 02110
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