[openssl-dev] The new OpenSSL license should be made GPLv2 compatible

Salz, Rich rsalz at akamai.com
Sat Mar 25 21:22:35 UTC 2017

> > The problem is that if it is distributed under the GPLv2 there is no
> > patent protection, and that is important to us.
> I've already told you once that this is a factually incorrect statement because
> (L)GPLv2 contains an implicit patent licence:

By patent protection, I mean "you lose your rights to use this if you sue"

That seems to be typical use of patent protection, when talking about FOSS licenses.  Sorry if I was too casual in my wording. 

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