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Submission + - Law professors offer patent license for FOSS (

Julie188 writes: Two law professors from UC Berkeley have come up with a novel idea to protect open source developers from patent bullies. They call it the Defensive Patent License. They hope the DPL can address the objections FOSS developers have with patents the way the GPL addressed them for copyright.
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Law professors offer patent license for FOSS

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It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.