Subject: Re: GPL code contamination?
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Richard Earnshaw <Richard.Earnshaw@buzzard.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 04/24/2005 13:51:04
> You're right that that could happen (someone put the GPL on code covered
> by a patent for which they do not have the right to distribute patent
> access). It would be a very unusual legal situation, as the code would not
> be legally GPL-able. :-)
See the entry for July 19, 2002 here:
While it doesn't say that this license extends only to gcc (well, maybe to
all GPLed software), it would be a brave person who assumed otherwise and didn't check.