[hackerspaces] [OH Updates] the issue of patents

Bryan Bishop kanzure at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 22:49:18 CEST 2011

On Mon, Oct 3, 2011 at 3:43 PM, Javier Serrano <Javier.Serrano at cern.ch>wrote:

> My very naive understanding: a patent is a document whereby I say that I
> figured out how to do something in a given way, and that from now on,
> anybody who wants to do that thing that way, even if he/she figured it
> out independently, has to ask me for permission. Not precisely what OSHW
> is about.

Presumably what ptlimor is thinking about is a strategy of setting up a
defensive position, and sublicensing the patent under liberal terms for the
benefit of the community.

- Bryan
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