Subject: Re: 1.5 status???
To: Frederick Bruckman <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/06/2000 12:52:20
On Wed, Sep 06, 2000 at 10:46:26AM -0500, Frederick Bruckman wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Sep 2000, David Maxwell wrote:
> > For "development done after Sept 6th". Which means if you worked on
> > something before now, you still can't release it until after the 20th.
> > (without risk)
> I read that as, "People who signed contracts which expire on September
> 20 are obligated by the contract until September 20." As for entities
> which _didn't_ sign contracts -- you can't put something in the public
> domain and simultaneously put restrictions on it, so (IMO) NetBSD
> could go ahead with the integration now.

I'm not convinced yet - I read it as "We release this patent, without
giving up our right to sue someone who infringed our patent when it
was valid."

Then you get into the game of "but really, we developed all this code
this morning..." ;-)

David Maxwell,| -->
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