[llvm-dev] RFC #3: Improving license & patent issues in the LLVM community

C Bergström via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Sun Apr 23 09:19:16 PDT 2017

Can't make everyone happy all the time.

I wish people with extreme views would be more moderate, but it isn't
to say they are wrong. Please just don't try to punish or subject your
views onto everyone else.

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 12:15 AM, André Jansen Medeiros Villar via
llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> 2017-04-23 12:50 GMT-03:00 Mark Kettenis via llvm-dev
> <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org>:
>> In particular, if you use code under the Apache 2 license,
>>   some of your rights will terminate if you claim in court that the
>>   code violates a patent.
> I'm really ignorant of the legal nuances but this is my question:
> Isn't it irrelevant what the licence says in this case? The limitation of
> rights happens anyways, because patent law trumps copyright law, no ?
> I am making an honest question, not intended to sparkle a flame war or to be
> trollish. With that said I will recognize here
> that i do not agree with with the openBSD or even the the GPLv3 folks.
> Also could you suggest what kind of alteration would make you guys happy and
> still provide for patent protection for individuals and corporations?
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